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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 6th, 2017

Dawson

Wynell Simmons, 75, Dawsonville
Wynell Simmons, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born January 19, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Royce and O ...

Forsyth

Ella Mae Kirby, 74, Cumming
Ella Mae Kirby, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was a loving mother, nanny, great nanny, great great nanny, sister, and friend. Ella Mae was k ...
Gary Green Williams, Jr., 86, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Williams had lived in Miami for 75 years and was ...

Gwinnett

Harold E. Key, 88, Buford
Harold E. Key, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Dave Key; grandson, Shane Key; parents, Flavel and Woodie Mae Ke ...
Susana M. Madera, 42, Lawrenceville
Susana M. Madera, 42, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday September 6, 2017.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Eecelle Nelms, 93, Suwanee
Eecelle Nelms, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hugh Nelms. Mrs. Nelms is survived by special f ...
Jack Lee Lucas, 77, Lawrenceville
Jack Lee Lucas, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Judy May Bennett Lucas. ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., 75, Cornelia
Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., age 75 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.  A life-long native of Hab ...

Hall

Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, Gillsville
Memorial Services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday September 10, 2017 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, of Gillsville. Allan Sargent will give the eulogy. Buria ...
John Anthony “Tony” Grizzle, 75, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Catherine Demo, 85, Dahlonega
Catherine Demo of Gainesville March 1, 1932  -  September 6, 2017  Private family service Dahlonega Funeral Home
Julia Barker Thomas, 76, Dahlonega
Julia Barker Thomas age 76 of Dahlonega passed away on September 6, 2017.  She attended Philippi Baptist Church and was a member of the Philippi Goodwill Circle. Mrs. Thoma ...

Stephens

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Phillips, age 82, of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A private family interment wi ...

White

Mary Ann Kanady, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Mary Ann Kanady, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 6, 2017. Mary was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Stephen Stefu ...
Don Johnson, 58, Cleveland
Don Johnson,age 58 of Cleveland, passed away on September 6, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Johnson was born on August 2, 1959, in Creston, Iowa. Don lived in Louisian ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
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.