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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Edward Juczynski, 88, Cumming
Edward Juczynski, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Edward was a United States Airforce Veteran. He is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Wallis Heard, 60, Buford
Karen Wallis Heard, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Heard; parents, Wendell and Dessie Lou “Susie& ...

Habersham

Chipley Hugh "Chip" Johnson, 59, Clarkesville
Chipley Hugh “Chip” Johnson, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9, 1958, he was the son of ...
Sackdy Mathaw, 75, Demorest
Sackdy Mathaw, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. Mr. Mathaw was born on July 21, 1942 in Laos. He was a member of Habersham Family Lao Associ ...

Hall

Dorothy Virginia Walden, age 89 of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mrs. Walden was born on January 21, 1928, in White County, to the late Tillman and Sallie Lou ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Ruth Mathias Sylvester of Dahlonega, GA, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, at 82 years old.  Shirley was born to parents Homer and Audra Mathias on Ma ...

White

James Whitfield, 79, Cleveland
James Edwards Whitfield, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born August 21, 1938 in Fulton County to the late Th ...
Former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice dies from virus
A former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court has died
Former Hall County Commission chair Whitmire dies at 86
Donald "Don" Ralph Whitmire, a former chairman of the Hall County Commission, died Thursday at the age of 86.
2-time Hawks NBA All-Star 'Fast Eddie' Johnson dies at 65
Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests which led to a life sentence in prison, has died
Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90
Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is being mourned across the world of music
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed
Police say actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead in Atlanta
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died