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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2017

Habersham

Lee M. Henderson, 85, Clarkesville
  Lee M. Henderson age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama on May 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Estelle ...

Hall

Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, 79, Gainesville
           Mr. Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia ...
John Daniel Thompson, Sr, 89, Flowery Branch
John Daniel Thompson, Sr. went home to be with our Lord on January 11, 2017. He was 89. Dr. Thompson was born on July 10, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, to Mildred Marie Dykes Thompson ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred “Jimmy” Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  Mr. Avant ...

Lumpkin

Phyllis Margaret Andrews, 96, Dahlonega
Phyllis Margaret Andrews, age 96, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017.   Phyllis a loving mother, grandmother, and gr ...
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, Dahlonega
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his Dahlonega home of natural causes.  Robert was born December 19, 1953 in Smyrna, Georgia to Miler and Frances Weeks.& ...

Other

Cicero Bennett, 89, Statesboro
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  ...

Stephens

Frank Howard Turpin, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Howard Turpin, age 80, of Regan Drive, Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.    A son of the late Charles M. an ...

Union

Ronald “Ron” Cole Lingerfelt, age 64, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 10, 2017. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother&rdquo ...

White

Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died