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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Marian Louise Brooks, 77, Cumming
Marian Louise Brooks 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 22, 2017.   She was predeceased in death by her husband Rev. Kenneth Brooks.   She is survive ...

Gwinnett

Katharina “Kathe” Galloway, 85, passed away on July 22, 2017.  She was born in spring of 1932, in Sopron, Hungary, a small city along the western border with Austr ...
Christy Lou Miller, 70, Buford
Christy Lou Miller, age 70 of Buford, GA, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2017. Christy was born in Oklahoma City, OK; lived the last five years in Clarkston, WA before retu ...
Dorothy Cheeley Willis died on July 22nd, 2017. Mrs. Willis was born in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.  She attended GA State college for Women and Georgia State Univers ...

Jackson

Margarite Hennies Cunningham, 89, Ostrander, Ohio formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margarite Hennies Cunningham, age 89 of Ostrander, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
Chad Wesley Fouche, 42, Nicholson
Mr. Chad Wesley Fouche, age 42, of Nicholson GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Fouche was born in Biloxi, MS to Stanley and Brenda Tindle ...
Mary Ruth Koons, 71, Maysville
Mary Ruth Koons age 71 of Madisonville, TN formerly of Maysville passed away July 22, 2017.   Mrs. Koons was born in Louisville, TN on Feb. 9, 1946 to Blanch Russell. She wo ...

Other

Buford Pratt Smith, 74, Alpharetta
Buford Pratt Smith 74, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sheila Pratt and his sister Wista jane Currey. A memorial service will be he ...
Ronald Steve Wilkie, 71, Danielsville
Mr. Ronald Steve Wilkie, age 71, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkie was born in Commerce to the late Jedediah Wilbanks and Lillie M ...

Rabun

Mary Caudell, 86, Clayton
Mary G. Caudell, age 86 of Clayton, Georgia died Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Cephus Milton Shirley and Bertha Mitchell Shirley and sister, Car ...

Stephens

Mr. Lander Sherrill Heaton, age 72 of 108 Hill Place, Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Guy and Geneva Fountain Heaton, he was born ...
Zina Amanda Sargent, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Zina Amanda Sargent, age 82 of Queen Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daughter o ...

White

Claude Alexander, 75, Cleveland
Claude Alexander age 75 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 22, 2017.  Mr. Alexander was born in Gainesville the son of the late Guy Wesley and Lucille Roberts Alexander ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.