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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2018

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Earl Bennett Westbrook, 79, Cumming
Earl Bennett Westbrook, age 79, of Cumming, GA, was born September 8, 1938 and passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018. Bennett was a loving daddy, granddaddy and great granddaddy. He w ...

Habersham

Joyce Holder Brooks, 86, Clarkesville
Joyce Holder Brooks, age 86 of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 following a period of declining health.   Born on May 10, 1932 in Cochran, Georgia, Mrs. Bro ...
Maria Luz Paramo, 57, Baldwin
Maria Luz Paramo, age 57 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father ...
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, 84, Clarkesville
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, age 84 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Springfield, Missouri on June 7, 1933, he was a son of the late Fr ...
Connie Thiel, 71, Demorest
Connie Thiel, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Thiel was born on October 3, 1946 in Redford, Michigan to the late Martin and Gladys Yarrow ...

Hall

Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, Ocracoke, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, of Ocracoke, NC died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at her home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Madge Longley, RN ...
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, Braselton
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, of Braselton passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Mcelduff, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Marion McElduff, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mr. McElduff was born in Gaston, NC on May 12, 1938 to the late Thomas Marion and Melvina We ...
Mattie Shiver, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mattie Bell Floyd Shiver, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mattie was born in Blakely, GA on August 17, 1943 to the late George and Addie Lou Harrell ...

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Algene Meaders Pardue, 83, Cleveland
Algene Meaders Pardue, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Pardue was born on October 18, 1934, in White County, to the late L.Q. and Hattie Mae Welch ...
'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.