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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 14th, 2016

Forsyth

The Reverend Doctor James Richard (Dick) Gantt, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Dick was born September 11, 1933 in High Point, North Carolina to Margare ...
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, Cumming
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonal ...
Arianna Elizabeth Strawn passed December 14, 2015 at her home in Cumming Georgia. She was 11 years old, born January 27, 2005 in Rome, Georgia, and attended Piney Grove Middle Scho ...

Habersham

James Al “Bud” Lee, Jr., age 41 of Demorest, passed away December 14, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia on January 12, 1975, he was a ...

Hall

Wesley A. Mooney, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Wesley A. Mooney, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December ...
Doris Sutton, 86, Gainesville
Doris Lee Sutton, of Gainesville, died Wednesday the 14th of December at Bellminor Nursing Home. Born in 1930 in Clarkesville, GA., Doris spent most of her life caring for other ...

Jackson

Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Mr. Bryant was born in Atlanta, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Cuelean Patterson, 86, Oldfort, TN formerly of Dahlonega
Mattie Cuelean Patterson, age 86, of Oldfort, TN (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Mattie was born in Gainesville, GA on September 27, 1930 ...

Other

Jaye Perry, 55, Canton
Mr. Jaye Perry 55, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Stephens

Mr. John “Johnny” William Martin, age 74 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. A son of the late Re ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Kenneth “Ken” Bess, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bess passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died