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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 20th, 2017

Gwinnett

Wendy Hoover, 49, Buford
Ms. Wendy Hoover, age 49, of Buford passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice with her family. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 ...
Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr, 87, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr., age 87, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, with his family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Prince ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, 71, Clarkesville
Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 8, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Harold and ...
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, 52, Clarkesville
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 26, 1964 he was a son o ...

Hall

Franklin “Frankie” Childers, 71, of Gainesville, GA, died January 20th, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Franklin “Frankie&r ...
Michael "Mink" Jerome Davis, 65, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mink” Jerome Davis, 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 20, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the ch ...
Aide Santamaria-Mojica, 38, Gainesville
Mrs. Aide Santamaria- Mojica age 38 of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following an extended illness. Mass is scheduled fo ...

Jackson

Elizabeth B. Stephenson, 89, Commerce
  Ms. Elizabeth B. Stephenson, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Abundant Living.  Ms. Stephenson was born in Commerce to the late Henry Gilbert ...

Other

Christine C. Simmons, 87, Alpharetta
Christine C. Simmons, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born in New Bern, NC on September 15, ...

Rabun

Linda Holcomb Gragg, 61, Tiger
  Linda Holcomb Gragg, age 61, of Tiger, GA, passed away on January 20, 2017, with her loved ones surrounding her when she went to be with the Lord. She was a loving Chr ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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