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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, Cumming
Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, of Cumming, GA died at her daughter’s home in Cumming on August 24, 2016.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and ...

Gwinnett

Marion Elbert Pruett, 92, Buford
Marion Elbert Pruett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pickett and Minnie Pruett; brother, Ellis Pruett; an ...

Habersham

Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85, Clarkesville
Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from natural causes. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on January 26, 1931, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Jeffery Scott Atkins, 58, Gainesville
      Mr. Jeffery Scott Atkins age 58 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  F ...
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, Gainesville
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.  She w ...
Mark Dwayne Turner, 58, Flowery Branch
Mark Dwayne Turner, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Mark is survived by his daughter Kim Turner; sister Tracy McWhorter and husband Gary; niece ...

White

Stephen Myers, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Stephen Alan Myers, age 61  of Cleveland. Mr. Myers passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. A memorial service i ...
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.