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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 16th, 2017

Dawson

Russell Olin Spors, 72, Dawsonville
Russell Olin Spors, age 72, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Mr. Spors was born in Murphysboro, IL on December 17, 1944 to the late Russell and G ...

Gwinnett

George F. Young, 43, Buford
George F. Young, III, age 43 of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Tia Banks Young, Buford, GA; children, Dy& ...

Habersham

Vienna “Punk” Wiley Masters, age 91, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Mrs. Masters was born on March 24, 1926 in Lula, Georg ...

Hall

Howard C. Bruce Sr, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 18, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard C. Bruce Sr., age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Michael McIntyr ...
Dennis Coker, 91, Lynnville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Coker, 91, of Lynnville, TN went to be with our Lord on November 16, 2017, with his family by his side.  Mr. Coker was born on July 2, 1926 in Homer, Georgi ...
David Gerald John Coxe, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. David Gerald John Coxe, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away on November 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Memorial P ...
Jerry Wayne Madwell, 57, Flowery Branch
Jerry Wayne Madwell, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray Madwell; grandparents, Toy and Ma ...

Jackson

Homer Sims, Jr.,, 80, Jefferson
  Mr. Homer Sims, Jr., age 80, of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sims was born in Lanett, AL to the late Homer and Louise Miles ...
Mary Lee Wood, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Lee Wood, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Wood was born in Kiln, MS to the late, Lucien M. and Sedonia Necaisse Lee.  ...

Lumpkin

Arnold Lee Branscome, 69, Dahlonega
Arnold Lee Branscome, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of D ...

Other

Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, 87, Carnesville
Mrs. Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, age 87 of Carnesville died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Franks was born in Alabama to t ...

Stephens

Irene Whitaker Moore, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Irene Whitaker Moore age 84 of Eastanollee passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Fredrick Lee and Nonia Humphrey Whitak ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.