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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 17th, 2017

Banks

Blakley Eugene Lewallen, 84, Macon, formerly of Banks County
Blakley Eugene Lewallen, age 84, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Whitfield Funer ...

Barrow

Kendall Darrell Wolf, 66, Auburn
Kendall Darrell Wolf, age 66, of Auburn passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Kenny was born September 14, 1950 in Lexington, Kentucky, the secon ...

Dawson

Katherine Coleman, 83, Dawsonville
Katherine Coleman, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1933 in Milto ...

Forsyth

Stephen C. Bartley, 91, Cumming
On January 17, 2017, Stephen C. Bartley, 91, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by family. He led a long and successful life having served his country in the military, ...

Habersham

Heather Dawin Landers London, 32, Clarkesville
Heather Dawn Landers London, age 32 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Demorest, Georgia ...
Betty Ann Nix, 70, Clarkesville
Betty Ann Smallwood Nix, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Roanoke, Alabama on April 11, 1946, she was a daugh ...
Joyce Townsend, 70, Baldwin
Joyce Lee Streeter Townsend, age 70 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born in St. Lawrence, New York on December 5, 1946 she was a daughter of the l ...

Hall

Larry Tate Ryder, 84, Flowery Branch
  Larry Tate Ryder, 84 of Flowery Branch, GA passed Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Ryder was ...
Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at New Horizon Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral service are sche ...

Lumpkin

Larry Rufus Duckworth, 62, Monroe formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Rufus Duckworth, age 62, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 following a period of declining health. Larry was born in Tow ...

Other

Chris Gregory Childs, 60, Danielsville
Chris Gregory Childs, age 60 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017.   Mr. Childs was the son of the late Jesse Hope and Ruth Roach Childs. He was an a ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert “Bob” Nelson Hurley, age 85 of 295 Davis Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. A son of the late Geor ...

White

Easton Cain, 3, Cleveland
Easton Levi Cain, 3, beloved son, brother, grandson,and nephew, was called to his eternal resting place on January 17, 2017. He entered this world on November 14, 2013 at ...
Rex Allen Dover Jr., 37, Cleveland
Mr. Rex Allen Dover, Jr. age 37 of Cleveland passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following a sudden illness.       ...
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