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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 ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T