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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 ...
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.