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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 5th, 2017

Forsyth

Margaret Shadburn Smith, 88, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church and is preceded in de ...
Han Ei Steffey, 89, Cumming
Han Ei Steffey, 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  A loving matriarch to her family, Mrs. Steffey was born in Korea, surviving the Korean Conflict.  I ...
Michael Paul Carbonara, 77, Cumming
Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Gwinnett

Bradley M. Best, 72, Sugar Hill
Bradley M. Best, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Casey A. Hirt Best, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Larry Cook, 68, Baldwin
Larry Wayne Cook, age 68 of Baldwin passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Alto, Georgia on February 23, 1949 he was a son of the late Laymon & Jewell Mae Wade Co ...

Hall

Thelma H. Jones, 90, Gillsville
Thelma Hayes Jones, 90 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Thelma was the daughter of the late Marion and Nonie Hayes and is survived by her son, Joe Stanle ...
William Laurence Carlisle, 97, Gainesville
William Laurence Carlisle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Born on October 28, 1919 in Ashbyburg, Kentucky, Bill was the son of the late F ...
Grady Locke, 87, Lula
Grady Locke, age 87, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Locke was born on December 8, 1929 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late Irvin and Norma Tench Lock ...

Jackson

Sara Roslyn McClure, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Sara Roslyn McClure, age 95 of Commerce died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. McClure was born in Jefferson to the late, Th ...

Lumpkin

Gary Edward Robinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary Edward Robinson, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Gary was born in Hall County on September 19, 1964 to the late Ed and Eva Barrett Rob ...

Other

Mildred Patricia Clark, 73, Ducktown, TN
Mildred Patricia Clark age 73 of Ducktown, TN passed away on October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Ducktown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in death by her ...

Rabun

Earl Harrison Watts, 79, Mountain City
Earl Harrison Watts, age 79, of Mountain City, Georgia passed away on October 4, 2017. He was born in Rabun County on April 3, 1938 and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of ...

White

Richard Glenn Buffington, age 63 of Helen, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Buffington was born June 21, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Alfred and Jean Warren Buffi ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died