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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 21st, 2018

Habersham

J.D. Coker, 92, Demorest
J.D. Coker, age 92 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. Mr. Coker was born on July 31, 1925, in White County, to the late Steve and Martha Allison Coker.  He w ...
Gabriel Solomon Summers, 14, Clarkesville
Gabriel Solomon Summers, age 14 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Born in Habersham County on September 15, 2003, he was the son of Solomon Summers, II and Sara ...

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Janette Whelchel Hulsey, 84, Clermont
Funeral services for Janette Whelchel Hulsey age 84, of Clermont, Ga. will be held Thursday May 24, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will be in New Bridg ...
Ronald Lindsey Brady, 85, Murrayville
Ronald Lindsey Brady, 85 of Murrayville died on May 18, 2018. Funeral Services for Mr. Brady will be held on Monday May 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Wahoo Baptist Church.  The ...

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Lt. Col. Robert H. LaCoy, 100, Hoschton
Retired Lt. Col. Robert H. LaCoy, age 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away, Monday, May 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, James H. LaCoy and Jenny LaCoy; brother, James La ...
Woodrow Howard Minish, 80, Commerce
Mr. Woodrow Howard Minish, age 80, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 21, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Minish was born in Detroit, MI to the late Woodro ...

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Douglas Goode, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Goode, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Douglas was born in Dawsonville on May 23, 1941.  He was preceded in death by his mother Effie Goo ...

Other

Gerald Wayne Tanner, 77, Douglas
  Gerald Wayne Tanner, age 77, of Douglas, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Vista Park following an extended illness. Mr. Tanner was born on December 1 ...
'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.