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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, Cumming
Vincent Lee Hardy, 38, of Cumming, GA, passed away on May 23, 2018. Vince was born on December 11, 1979 in Forsyth County.  He is survived by his parents Patti and Steve Ho ...

Hall

Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, Clermont
Deborah Turpin Whitfield, 55, of Clermont, passed away May 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Raymond “Bo” Browning, Jr., 63, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...
Harvey (Poppy) Hopper, 70, Oakwood
Mr. Harvey Hopper (Poppy), age 70 of Oakwood Georgia, passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Bell Minor Home of Gainesville, following an extended illness. Harvey was born Octobe ...
Mary Ruth Roberts, 90, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Roberts, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018.   Mrs. Roberts was born January 30, 1928 in Bryson City, NC to the late Lillie Howard Ca ...

Jackson

Alice Dove Franklin, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alice Dove Franklin, age 83 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 23 2018.  Mrs. Franklin was born in Hapevi ...

Lumpkin

Rev. J.R. Fields, 81, Dahlonega
Rev. JR Fields, age 81, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Rev. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on July ...

Stephens

Kenneth Terrell Simmons, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Kenneth Terrell Simmons, age 58 of 54 Twin Lakes Circle, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Guy Simmons and Hazel C ...
'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.