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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 12th, 2017

Banks

Mary Sue Gailey, 103, Homer
Mrs. Mary Sue Gailey, age 103, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Homer to the late Edward and Martha Hix Tabor. ...

Forsyth

John Gary Clark, 80, Cumming
John Gary Clark, 80, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Cumming.  Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Jani ...
Betty Varnadoe, 76, Cumming
Betty Varnadoe 76, of Cumming passed away on December 12, 2017. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by M ...

Gwinnett

Maria Arlene Mison, 55, Buford
Maria Arlene Mison, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Artemio Mison. She is survived by her mother, Linda R. ...

Hall

Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Emory Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 15, ...
Lisa Smith Schmidt, 53, Gainesville
Lisa Smith Schmidt, age 53, of Gainesville met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017. Mrs. Schmidt was born April 16th 1964 to the late Melvin and Corliss Smith.  ...
Dr. George Oetinger III, 82, Gainesville
Dr. George Oetinger, III, 82, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on December 12. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, his daughter and his brother. George was prece ...

Jackson

John Thomas Dunn, 72, Hoschton
John Thomas Dunn, age 72, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Survivors include his wife Delores Dunn; son John Robert Dunn and wife Debbie; daughter Amy Bahls and husband Lawr ...
Billy Ray Sanders, 82, Commerce
Mr. Billy Ray Sanders, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Homer to the late Williford and Ada Press Sanders.&nb ...
Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, 74, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, age 74, of Braselton, who passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mr. Smith was born ...

Stephens

Harold Dean Bolman, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Dean Bolman, age 78 of E. Leatherwood Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A son of the late Claude L. and Ila Mae Turner Bolman, he was born ...
Mrs. ViElla Lewallen Whitfield Cheek, age 87 of Foster Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie and ...

White

Virgil Eugene “Gene” Fuller, 94, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on December 12, 2017 at home in Helen, Georgia. A service honoring his life will be held on January 1 ...
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.