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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 27th, 2017

Dawson

Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, Dawsonville
Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Fortune was born April 5, 1944 to the late Terrel and Grace Br ...

Forsyth

Olive D. Thornton, 88, Cumming
Olive D. Thornton, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She was an active member of Cumming Baptist Church.  ...

Gwinnett

John P. Meehan, Jr., 71, Auburn
Mr. John P. Meehan, Jr., age 71, of Auburn, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by his family. ...

Hall

Charlese Edward Ramsey, 71, Gainesville
Charles Edward Ramsey, III, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.           Fune ...
Diedrich B. Timm, 92, Gainesville
Goodbye, Uncle Dick.           Mr. Diedrich B. Timm, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, Commerce
Mrs. Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, of Commerce, GA., passed away January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 ...
Marjorie Emma Cain, 94, Commerce
Marjorie Emma Cain age 94 of Commerce passed away Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Cain was born in South Carolina on March 1, 1922 to the late William Chancey ...

Union

Robert “Bobby” Theodore Miller, Jr., age 51, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly due to a tragic accident on Friday, January 20, 2017.   Bobby was born in Bla ...

White

Hazel Faircloth Coker, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Faircloth Ray Coker of Cleveland, Georgia, a mother of two, a stepmother of two, and a grandmother of eight, an incredibly kind and loving person, and a lifelong sports fan ...
‘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