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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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died