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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 8th, 2017

Dawson

James Burt, 84, Dawsonville
James Burt, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born June 30, 1933 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he w ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Lynn Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Wayne Lynn Stephens, age 72, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lynn and Anna Mae Stephens. He is survived by hi ...
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Cannon, Sr. and Effie Cannon; infants, Geor ...
Marie Turpin Chambers, 51, Buford
Mrs. Marie Turpin Chambers, age 51, of Buford, GA died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Commerce to Leila Neese Daniel (Wayne) of Buford and ...
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, Hoschton
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, of Hoschton, GA went to be with her Savior on July 8th, 2017.  Mrs. Cox was born in Greenville, SC on April 21, 1937 to James Blain and Velma Ga ...
Sarah White Johnson, 97, Suwanee
Sarah White Johnson, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamar Johnson; son, Johnny L. Johnson; and great gra ...
Truman B Thompson, 93, Buford
Truman B. Thompson, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mae Buice Thompson; parents, Emory and ...

Habersham

Richard C. Tucker, 81, Clarkesville
Richard C. Tucker, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   No formal services will be held.   Those wishing to express online condo ...

Hall

Jose Barraza, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Barraza, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 in ...
Maddux Kai Smith, inf, Gainesville
On July 8th, 2017 at 2:51 pm Maddux Kai Smith came into our lives at 20 weeks 5 days old. Preterm labor began due to cervical incompetence and the water sac pushing through. He was ...

Jackson

Mrs. Francine Mary Harper Holland, age 74, of Maysville died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Holland was born in Commerce to the lat ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Gibson Truelove, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruby Gibson Truelove, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. She retired from the M ...

Other

Michael Glade Smith, 60, Milton
Michael Glade Smith 60, of Milton, Ga passed away on July 8, 2017. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...

Stephens

Mazie Harrison, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Mazie Maxene McFarlin Harrison, age 77 of Skyline Drive in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her home.  A daughter of the late Alfred and Katie Garner McFar ...

White

Skylar Kit Krautter, infant, passed from this life on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in loving parents’ embrace. Born on July 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center toBrandon ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.