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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 25th, 2018

Banks

Don Terry Samples, 73, Maysville
Mr. Don Terry Samples, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Samples was born in Jefferson to the late R.M. Samples and Mary Dailey S ...

Forsyth

Joyce Jones, 75, Cumming
Joyce Jones, age 75, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay “ ...
Tyler James Knudson, 29, Cumming
Tyler James Knudson, age 29, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Tyler was kind- hearted, happy person who lit up a room with his infectious smile.&nb ...

Habersham

Valerie “Robin” Canon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Services Times will be announced. Arrangements are incomplete and w ...
Funeral services for Melvyn “Mel” Buren Pinkston, age 90 of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Fairfield Baptist Church.  D ...
Valerie "Robin" Canon, 65, Cornelia
Valerie “Robin” Canon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3 ...

Hall

Anita E. Kerr, 50, Flowery Branch
Anita E. Kerr, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Banks Ryder; and father, Fred E. Kerr. She ...
David Randall Ladd, 49, Oakwood
  David Randall Ladd, age 49, of Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 following a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired tru ...
Christy Denise Jordan Meeks-Gaines of Gainesville, Georgia died on Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on December 12, 1968 to Reve ...
George Thomas Alexander, 87, Oakwood, formerly of Smyrna
George Thomas Alexander, age 87, of Oakwood, GA, formerly of Smyrna, passed away Thursday,January 25, 2018. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at  11 a. ...
Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, 81, Gainesville
     Mrs. Carolyn “Joyce” Cape, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. &nbs ...
Marvin Lee Chambers, 54, Gainesville
Marvin Lee Chambers, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. He loved fishing, the outdoors and helping others. Survivors include his brother William &quo ...
Robert Charles Finster, 83, Gainesville
Robert Charles Finster, 83 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018.    Services will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home a ...

Lumpkin

Charlie Earl Self, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Charlie Self, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018.   Charlie was born in Suches on October 7, 1943 to the late George and Lillie Towe Self ...

Other

A celebration of life for Chareen “Reen” Swafford Parks White, age 67 of Flat Creek, will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at The Loft Church 203 Elm S ...
Judith S. Hampton, 74, Alpharetta
Judith S. Hampton, age 74, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She helped and donated to Rainbow Kids, RUNC Pet Ministry, Atlanta Women’s Day Shelter, T ...

Stephens

Roy Wilson, 69, Eastanollee
  Mr. Roy Freddie Wilson, age 69, of Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Anderson Area Medical Center, Anderson, S.C.   A son of the late ...
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.