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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John T. Schmitz, 27, Cumming
John T. Schmitz of Cumming, GA, born May 31, 1989, passed away on January 10, 2017.   A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be ex ...
My name is Dawn Thackery and it is with a happy, full and content heart that I have finished my service on this earthly plane and passed away on January 12, 2017. I was the younges ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Leonard Swofford, age 73, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Joe was born in 1943, to the late Leonard and Ida Mae Swofford. He was a member of Shady ...

Habersham

Vera Lynch McDuffie, 88, Baldwin
Vera Lynch McDuffie, age 88 of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017.   Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...
Robert L. “Bob” Townsend, age 76 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 07, 1940, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church for Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, of Gainesville, GA. Rev Raymond Latty will officiate. Burial wi ...
Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 following an extended illness.   A Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, January 16 ...

Other

Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
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