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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 1st, 2016

Banks

Norris William Ray, 74, Maysville
Norris William Ray age 74 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Ray was born June 7, 1942 in Commerce to the late Horace & Ruth Parker Ray ...

Forsyth

Mr. James T. “Billy” Grindle, of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Mr. Grindle was preced ...
Delores Rattary, 74, Cumming
Delores Rattary, age 74, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.                  ...

Gwinnett

Lowell Earl Carter Jr., age 78 of Buford passed away Saturday October 1, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Hall

Janice Carder, Gainesville
Janice Carder, precious, loving wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus on October 1, 2016. Janice died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Janice fought a cou ...
J.L. McFarland, 69, Gillsville
J.L. (Larry) McFarland, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Visitation will be held at Memorial ...
Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 1, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the C ...

Jackson

Jerry Edward Lord, 80, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Edward Lord, age 80, of Commerce died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lord was born in Commerce to the late, Edward Watson and East ...
Hazel Wylie McMichael, 88, Maysville
Hazel Wylie McMichael age 88 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. McMichael was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Chamblee, GA to the l ...

White

Johnny Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Johnny Morgan, age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Mr. Morgan was born July 13, 1958 in Griffin, GA to the late Ira Russell Morgan and Carrie Lucil ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died