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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 12th, 2016

Banks

  Gatha Martin Barrett, age 84, of Homer, Georgia, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was headed to her favorite place, Homer Baptist ...

Barrow

Donald Richardson, 57, Statham
Donald Richardson, age 57 of Statham, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.   Mr. Richardson was the son of the la ...

Forsyth

Schaefer G. Sharpe, 74, Cumming
Schaefer G. Sharpe, age 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  A native of Charlotte, NC. Scheafer was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Lucent Techno ...
William Harley Walls, 82, Cumming
  William Harley Walls, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 20, 1934 to the late C. C. and E ...

Habersham

Lamar Mote, 75, Demorest
Lamar Mote, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mr. Mote was born on November 3, 1940, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Rev. Erfor ...
Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral Mass for Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Rev. José L ...

Hall

Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, Gainesville
Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, of Gainesville, passed away October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dr. Merritt had lived in Hall County for most of his life.&nb ...
Buddy Wayne Reed, 66, Flowery Branch
Mr. Buddy Wayne Reed, age 66, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Ch ...

Stephens

Lydia Ann Thomason, inf, Toccoa
Infant Lydia Ann Thomason passed away October 12, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, James and Amy Payne Thomason of Toccoa; two sisters, Kin ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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