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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 ...
'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.