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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, ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died