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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2017

Dawson

Norma Lee Braselton, 79, Dawsonville
Norma Lee Braselton, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  She loved and cherished her family especially her grand kids and great grand kids. She was ...
Daniel E. Riley, 94, Dawsonville
Daniel E. Riley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 1, 2017 at Tanglewood Assisted Living. Born August 17, 1922 in Moundsville, WV to the late John and Agnes Ril ...
Jessie LaMerle “Sam” Holtzclaw Singleton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining heal ...

Forsyth

Zeboim Christopher-DeSales Chastain of Cumming GA passed away on January 1,2017. He is survived by his wife, Denise and children Brandon Bailey, Jared Chastain and Callie Chasta ...
David Steven Nevins, 64, Cumming
David Steven Nevins, age 64, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017.  David was a kind and gentle soul who loved his career of teaching. His calling was special educat ...

Habersham

Robert C. "Bob" Henry, 90, Clarkesville
Robert C. (Bob) Henry, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Clarkesville, January 1, 2017, after a brief illness. Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, Bob graduated from Ga ...

Hall

Amanda Sue Anderson, 33, Gainesville
  Amanda Sue Anderson, age 33, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and attended North Hall High School in ...
Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, Oakwood
Mrs. Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Janua ...
Sybil Higgins Johnston, of Oakwood, was born on November 27, 1921 in Flat River, Missouri to Leo and Maude Dees Higgins.  She passed away after a period of declining health on ...
Charles Edward Mason, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Charles Edward Mason, Jr,69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gainesv ...
Lola Wheeler, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lola Marie Wheeler age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ralph Smith and Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, 92, Dahlonega
Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday January 1, 2017.   Bonnell was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was ...

Other

June Vandiver Adams, 82, Athens
June Vandiver Adams, age 82 of Athens, passed away January 1, 2017.  Mrs. Adams was born May 6, 1934 in White County to the late Garland Granger and Virgie Mae Barrett Vand ...
Jimmy Wayne Booth, 47, Hull
Jimmy Wayne Booth, Sr., age 47 of Hull, GA passed away Sunday, January 01, 2017.   Mr. Booth was the son of Lloyd and Patricia Ann Free Booth. He was a self-employed logger, ...
Ryker Gibbs, 1, Monroe
Ryker Gibbs, 1, of Monroe passed away on January 1, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home. A fun ...

Rabun

Charlotte Darnell Rodriguez, 85, formerly of Betty’s Creek Road in Rabun Gap, GA passed away January 1, 2017.  She was born in Rabun Gap, GA the daughter of the late Cla ...

White

Donnie Ray Hammond, 71, Cleveland
Donnie Ray Hammond, 71 of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, following a brief illness. Donnie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on November 21, 1945. He graduated ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died