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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 5th, 2017

Dawson

Franklin “Del” Richardson, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at his residence. Born September 23, 1960 in Savannah, Mr. Richardson had been a res ...

Forsyth

Bobby C. Weldy, Sr, 68, Cumming
Bobby C. Weldy, Sr., age 86, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  Bob was a sharpshooter; member of the NRA and the president of the Glades Pistol Club ...
Artie Heard Hammons, 92, Cumming
Artie Heard Hammond, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to the late, Jeff and Lillie Heard on June 1, 1925.  Artie was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

William H. “Bill” Dorrett, age 70, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He is survived by is sister Ann and her husband Dean Leach, Auburn, GA. The family ...
Magloire Jean Pierre, 90, Dacula
Magloire Jean Pierre, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Fu ...
Edwin Eugene Terry, 81, Suwanee
Edwin Eugene Terry, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49-1/2 years, Donnis Bagwell Terry; parents, Howard ...

Hall

Mrs. Alice “Brenda” Porter, 70, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday ...
Judge William C. O'Kelley, 87, Murrayville
Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O’Kelley, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, died July 5 after a brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Spencer Edward Davis, 84, Braselton
Spencer Edward Davis, age 84, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jackie Davis; son Jeff Davis and wife Lisa of Braselton; daughters Jer ...

Other

Judy Lynn Reese, 52, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ms. Judy Lynn Reese, 52, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. unti ...

Stephens

Larry Ray Powers, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Ray Powers, age 55 of 199 Matheson Road in Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Barbara Ann Powers, he was born October 26, 1 ...

White

Ancil William Kastner, 79, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Ancil William Kastner, age 79 of Cleveland. Mr. Kastner was born in Batesville to the late Harold Lee andSusie Ellen Ca ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89