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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 10th, 2017

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Mr. John J. “Tunney” Royster, age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Mr. Royster had live ...

Forsyth

Patricia Sue Cook, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Patricia was born on March 15, 1947, to the late Minor and Mozel ...

Habersham

Marsha Ann Reed Dodd, 57, Mt. Airy
  Marsha Ann Reed Dodd, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Toccoa on March 27, 1959, M ...
Billy C. Savage, 78, Demorest
Bill C. Savage, age 78, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Savage was born on April 5, 1938, in Ga ...

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Novia Ellen Ross, 67, Flowery Branch
Ms. Novia Ellen Ross, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at New Horizons – Lanier Park. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date ...
Miguel Avila, 58, Gainesville
            Mr. Miguel Avila, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center f ...
Marvin Donald Dean, 54, Gainesville
Marvin Donald Dean, 54, of Gainesville passed away on January 10, 2017. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at East Hall Baptist Church. Rev ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Howell, 63, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Howell, age 63, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Howell was born in Athens to the late Henry Williams ...
Maria Samples Kirby, 62, Jefferson
Mrs. Maria Samples Kirby, age 62, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Memorial Services will be held 1:00 ...
Billy Marcus Simmons, 57, Pendergrass
Billy Marcus Simmons age 57 of Pendergrass, Ga. died Tuesday January 10, 2017. Mr. Simmons was born in Gainesville, Ga. December 17, 1959.  He was a US Marine; he had worke ...

Lumpkin

Lois Evelyn Ray, 81, Dahlonega
Lois Evelyn Ray, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday January 10, 2017. Lois was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA.  She was a member of Oak Grove ...

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Dianne Donnarumma, 59, Alpharetta
  Dianne Donnarumma, 59, of Alpharetta, GA died January 10, 2017. She was born in Long Island, NY, to Katherine and Carmine Donnarumma.  She attended Our Lady of Good ...

Stephens

Wade Jefferson Lanier, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Wade Jefferson Lanier, age 83 of 4 Poppys Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Robert Sylvester Lanier and Minn ...

Union

Danny Carter, 60, Suches
Danny Carter, age 60, of Suches, Georgia, formerly of Banks County, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Mr. Carter was born on October 12, 1956, in Stephens Count ...

White

Elizabeth McKinney Castleberry, 93, Sautee-Nacoochee
Elizabeth McKenney Castleberry, age 93, of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Mrs. Castleberry was a native of Albany, Georgia and was a graduate of Alba ...
Geneva Cheek, 74, Cleveland
Geneva Cheek age 74 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday January 10, 2017 following an extended illness . The family will receive friends on Saturday January 14 from 1pm-3pm at the fu ...
Sally Faye Howard, 84, Cleveland
Sally Faye Howard, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her residence.   Ms. Howard was born on July 25, 1932, in Gainesville, GA, to the late D ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
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