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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 3rd, 2016

Banks

C.L. Pritchett (“Clarence Landers”) died peacefully in his home on June 2nd after a period of declining health resulting from Primary Progressive Aphasia (a form of dem ...

Habersham

Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, G ...
Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, Georgia. S ...

Hall

Jack Benson Gilstrap, Sr., 93, Gainesville
Jack Benson Gilstrap Sr., age 93, of Gainsville, GA passed away on June 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  Jack was born May 1, 1923 in Clermont, GA h ...
Chunese Christale Ivory Singleton was born on January 4th, 1977 to Cathy Ivory and Christopher Turner.  She departed this life on June 3rd, 2016 due to a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Charles Louis Claver, 71, Nicholson
Charles Louis Clavier age 71 of Nicholson passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.   Mr. Clavier was born June 13, 1944 in Gary, Indiana t ...
John David Vandiver, 65, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John David Vandiver, age 65 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Vandiver was born in Athens, Georgia ...

Lumpkin

George Edwards, 79, Dahlonega
George Edwards, age 79, of Mendenhall, MS (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on May 31, 2016.   George was the son of the late Homer and Leona Edwards. He was also ...

Stephens

Cheryl Brown Carter, 59, Toccoa
Mrs. Cheryl Brown Carter age 59 of 1396 Ayersville Road, Toccoa passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Betty Nunn Brown and the late Bruce Brown, she w ...

White

Kenneth Emig, 64, Cleveland
Kenneth “Ken” Emig, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Emig was born March 15, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Arthur and Lillian Meyer Emig ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died