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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, Dawsonville
Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 2, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 5, 1943 to the late Hoyt and Elda Lance ...

Forsyth

Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, Cumming formerly of South Pasadena, FL
Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, a long-time resident of South Pasadena, FL died November 2, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA.  Mickie graduated from Penn State University an ...
Robert Allen Underwood, 64, Cumming
Robert Allen Underwood, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church where he was the Small Group Leader f ...

Habersham

Patrick Newton Parker, III, age 80, of Demorest, GA passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA with his wife, Deborah Jiles Parker by his side on N ...

Hall

Odis D. Chapman, 78, Lula
  Mr. Odis D. Chapman, age 78, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.         ...
Ricky Jenkins, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Jenkins of Gainesville, Georgia was a member of Greater Vision Church under the leadership of Elder Alfonza M. Jenkins, Sr.  and First Lady Wanda Jenkins.  He w ...

Jackson

Mittie Sue Weldon, 87, Commerce
  Mrs. Mittie Sue Weldon, age 87, of Commerce died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Weldon was born in Homer to the late, Henry and Mittie ...

Rabun

Mary Helen Cheek Jacobs, 86, of Clayton, GA passed away at her residence Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born in Franklin, NC on January 15, 1930 to William Oliver Cheek an ...

Stephens

Mrs. Katherine Williams Canady, age 98, of Mize Road, Toccoa, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Stephens County Hospital.   The daughter of the late Be ...

White

Thomas Lee Holcomb, 88, Cleveland
Thomas Lee Holcomb, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away on November 2, 2016. Mr. Holcomb was born on November 11, 1927, in Gainesville, GA, to the late Tom and Kate Pitchford Holc ...
Marian Cecelia Tessier, 85, Sautee-Nachoochee
Marian Cecilia Tessier, 85, of Sautee Nacoochee died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, of complications following a fall. Marian w ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.