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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 7th, 2018

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Alice Marie King, 73, Winder
Alice Marie King, age 73, of Winder passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She loved antiquing and putting puzzles together. Alice was a member of Hebron Baptist Chur ...

Forsyth

Arter Watkins, 84, Cumming
Arter Watkins, age 84, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where he attended the Super Seniors Group and The Seekers S ...

Gwinnett

Ruth C. Godson, 91, Buford
Ruth C. Godson, 91, of Buford, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at her home  surrounded by those she loved. Born in Fairburn, Georgia, Mrs. Godson was th ...

Habersham

Rev. James Harvey Franklin passed away on March 7, 2018 at his home in Clarkesville, GA.  James was born in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Harvey and Jeannie Franklin on Apr ...
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, 88, Cornelia
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, age 88 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Carnesville, Georgia on February 12, 1930, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Mildred Joyce Simmons, 91 of Lula, Ga. passed away on March 7, 2018 as a result of an extended illness.  Mrs. Simmons was a graduate of Lula High School.  She graduat ...
Bernice Grizzle Bruce, 92, Gainesville
Bernice Bruce, 92, passed away peacefully at home March 7th after a brief encounter with cancer and her decision to go be with God instead.   Bernice found great joy in life ...
Edna Ruth Gilstrap, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Edna Ruth Gilstrap, age 91, of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...

Lumpkin

Stella Faye Fortner, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Stella Faye Fortner, age 87, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega ...
Stella Faye Fortner, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Stella Faye Fortner, age 87, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with her two daughters by her side.   Mrs. Fortner was a native ...

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Charles Cowart, 83, Alpharetta
Charles Cowart, age 83, of Piedmont, SC, formerly of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Alpharetta First Baptist Church and later beca ...
'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.