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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2017

Banks

Mr. Russell Keith “Rusty” Cochran, age 58, of Maysville, GA passed away on January 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Maysville, Rusty ...

Dawson

Sara Nannette “Nan” Knowles, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017. Born March 19, 1953 in Rockdale County to the late Robert Lewis and Aileen Yo ...

Forsyth

Florene Kay Adduci, 74, Cumming
Florene Kay Adduci, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday January 25, 2017. She was born August 12, 1942 in Dowagiac, MI, to Frank and Florence Adduci who have both predecea ...

Habersham

Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, 64, Clarkesville
Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, age 64 of Clarkesville passed away January 25, 2017.   Margaret was born on May 24, 1952 in Athens, Georgia.  She was the daughter of ...

Hall

John Joseph Duffy, Jr., 79, Hoschton
John Joseph Duffy, Jr., age 79 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church ...
Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, of Gainesville passed Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Willie Mae Fletcher Robertson.  ...
Eunice Brock Poole, 84, Gillsville
Eunice Brock Poole, age 84, of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of TimberRidge Baptist Church, and re ...
Max F. Ward, 95, Gainesville
Max F. Ward of Gainesville, GA., passed away on January 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by friends and family. Max was born October 13, 1921, to the late Floyd and Jewel Ward i ...

Jackson

David C. Britten, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David C. Britten, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Britten was born in Jersey City, New Jerse ...
Jimmie Rogers Newton, 85, Braselton
Jimmie Rogers Newton, age 85, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Newton was born March 22, 1931 in Russellville, Alabama to Theodore Thomas Newton and Lydia ...
Felton Floyd Lewallen, 93, Commerce
Felton Floyd Lewallen, age 93, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Hall County, GA.   He was born in Banks Co., GA on April 28, 1923 and was the s ...

Lumpkin

Sylvia Sams, N/A, Dahlonega
With two friends in room 5312 of the Gainesville Hospital,we watched as my wife  Sylvia, departed for heaven.  (Peacefully on 1/25/2017 about 10:30 PM).  ...

Rabun

Betty Jo Smith Bennett, of Clayton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mountain View Nursing Facility. Betty loved nature and liked to spend her time tending her ...

Stephens

Shirley Ann Smith, 74, Toccoa
Miss Shirley Ann Smith, age 74 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Reid and Emma Moore Smith, she was born October 6, ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83