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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 1st, 2017

Forsyth

  Walter Everett Mason, Jr. (Walt), age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He is preceded in death by his brother, Teddy Mason. He ...

Habersham

Sherry Howington Franklin, age 61, of Cornelia passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 1, 2017.   Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 13, 1956, Mrs. Franklin was th ...
Betty Ivester Frye Franklin, 80, Clarkesville
Betty Ivester Frye Franklin, age 80, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mrs. Franklin was born on January 10, 1937, in Turnerville, Georgia, to th ...
Merrell Watson, 83, Cornelia
Merrell Watson, age 83 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 01, 2017. Born in Jackson County, Florida on March 21, 1934, he was a son of the late Connie & Ell ...
‘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