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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 20th, 2018

Banks

Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...

Forsyth

Brenda Arlene Williams, 75, Cumming
Brenda Arlene Williams, 75 of Cumming GA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonald ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...

Gwinnett

Ioan Berar, 89, Snellville
Ioan Berar, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...
Fritz Noble, 53, Buford
Mr. Fritz Noble, age 53, of Buford passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prince of Peace Cathol ...
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr, 82, Snellville
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ruth Clary and Eunice Skinner. He is ...

Habersham

William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. An online guest register is avail ...
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, 68, Demorest
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, he was a son of the l ...
William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Mitchell, Georgia on January 30, 1965, he was a son of Nell Stewart Downs of Mitchell a ...

Hall

David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...

Other

Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr, 52, Murphy, NC formerly of Gainesville
Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr., 52, of Murphy NC formerly of Gainesville passed away January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on October 1, ...

Stephens

Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...

White

Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
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.