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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 16th, 2017

Banks

Johnny Rufus Ervin, 84, Gillsville
Johnny Rufus Ervin age 84 of Gillsville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born November 7, 1933 in Maysville to the late George & ...
Mrs. Betty Joe Shirley, 79, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jo Shirley, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Shirley was born in Homer to the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr ...

Gwinnett

Frank Allen Harper, 66, Lawrenceville
Frank Allen Harper, age 66, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment cremation. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548, www.lawsonfune ...

Hall

Pamela Burnes Davis, 61, Murrayville
Mrs. Pamela Burnes Davis, age 61, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mrs. Davis was born in Conyers on April 27, 1956 to the late Ross and Margie ...
Jean Frances Douglas, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Jean Frances Douglas, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...

Jackson

Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr., age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Mr. Skelton was born ...

Lumpkin

Roy V. Ratchford, 81, Dahlonega
Roy V. Ratchford, 81, after a strong fight he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017 at 3:30am. Roy was born on November 20, 1936. Roy was a loving husband, father, grand ...
Nancy Ann Hurd, 90, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Hurd, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mrs. Hurd was born in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry and Martha Ann Eaton White.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Laura Faye Fulbright Burrell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late Dave and Jessie Cole Fu ...
Bobby Ray Daniel, 79, Toccoa
Bobby Ray Daniel, age 79, of Toccoa, Georgia gained his Heavenly Wings on Saturday, December 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born on January 22, 1938 in G ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died