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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 13th, 2018

Banks

Ms. Martha Lucille Jacks Yarbrough, age 72, of Maysville, GA died Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Yarbrough was born in Commerce to the late Blanton ...

Dawson

Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, Dawsonville
Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Born November 29, 1956 in the Ancon, Canal Zone and had been living in Dawson County since 1999 hav ...

Habersham

Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, 87, Mt. Airy
Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on July 10, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Fitzge ...
Jeff Kimbrell, 57, Mt. Airy
Jeff Kimbrell, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on September 27, 1960 in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Donald Kimbrell and Shirley Choate ...
Effie Clark Parham, 94, Cornelia
Effie Clark Parham, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mrs. Parham was born on April 3, 1923 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Clayton D ...
  Beverly Jane Roberts, age 68, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Roberts was born o ...

Hall

Annice McGlotha, 78, Gainesville
Annice T. Mcglotha, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born August 1, 1939, in Gainesville, Ga to John D. Thompson (Sr.) ...
Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Northeast Medical Center surrounded by her ...

Jackson

James Lester Smith, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lester Smith, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mr. Smith was born in Jeffers ...
Bill Webb, Jr., 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill Webb, Jr., age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mr. Webb was born in Jefferson, Georgia ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Brenda Diane Pope Burgess, age 74 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mrs. Burgess was born in ...
Mrs. Barbara Jo Smith Sanford, age 77, of Jackson, GA formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mrs. Sanford was born in Murrayville on March 18, 1940 to ...

Stephens

Ruby Payne Moore, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruby Payne Moore, age 96 of Toccoa went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A daughter of the late William Henry Payne and Anna Mae Clevelan ...
Roy Jordan, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Jordan, age 84 of 1764 North Hicks Road in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. A son of the late Namon DeCosta and Reba Franklin ...

White

Heyward Thurmond, 87, Murrayville
Mr. Heyward Thurmond age 87 of Murrayville, Ga. died Saturday January 13, 2018 in White County, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 15, 2018 at the Mt. Ve ...
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.