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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 12th, 2016

Banks

Della Louise Blackwell Parker, age 71 of Alto, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016. Born in Pickens County, Georgia on September 15, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hollis ...

Dawson

Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel, 74, Dawsonville
Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel , 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born April 10, 1942 to the late Charl ...
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, Dawsonville
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born April 14, 1945 in Roanoke Rapids ...

Forsyth

Janice Calhoun Clark, 62, Cumming
Janice Calhoun Clark passed away peacefully into her heavenly father’s arms with her loving family around her bedside at her home in Cumming, GA on August 12th, 2016. Janice ...

Habersham

Cassandra Leigh Russell, age 66, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11: ...
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, 49, Clarkesville
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, age 49, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016, following an extended illness. Memorial services will be h ...

Hall

Judina Knight Hill, 83, Gainesville
Our beloved mother, Ms. Judina Knight Hill, (Judy), age 83 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Judy was born January 9, 1933 in Coving ...
Nell Holbrook, 96, Gainesville
  Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. for Nell Holbrook, 96, of Gainesville. The Rev. Geoff Grubbs and ...
Mr. Barry W. (Bill) Phillips, 67 of Lula, GA, passed away at home on August 12, 2016.     Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016 in the ...
Callie Bennett Pullen, 96, Gainesville
Callie Bennett Pullen, a native of Hall County, passed away on Wednesday evening at Presbyterian Home of Quitman, Georgia.  She was born to William L. Bennett and Ethel LeMast ...
Betty Stewart, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Stewart age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday Au ...
‘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