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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 17th, 2017

Banks

Frances Marie Brown, 82, Homer
Frances Marie Brown age 82 of Homer passed away Sunday December 17, 2017.   Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce on December 11, 1935 to the late Melvin & Ruby Green Minish. ...

Dawson

Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, Dawsonville
Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at North Fulton Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Gayton was born April 19, 1946 ...
Michael E. McCue, 63, Dawsonville
Michael E. McCue, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 30, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, he had lived in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Pulliam, 88, Cumming
Charles R. Pulliam, 88, of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Farmington, IL died Sunday, December 17, 2017. Born October 9, 1929 in Winchester, IL to Curtis and Fern (Stierwa ...
Charles Dewey Bennett, 80, Cumming
Charles Dewey Bennett, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Bennett; pare ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Betty Jo (Cheek) Adams, age 88, of Buford, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia
Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mr. Phillips was born on February 23, 1932 in McAdenville, North Carolina to ...
Kenneth Ray Puckett, 66, Baldwin
Kenneth Ray Puckett, age 66, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Mr. Puckett was born on September 28, 1951, in Deport, ...

Hall

Margaret Tatum Bishop, 62, Flowery Branch
Margaret Tatum Bishop, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bishop; daughter, Jammie Michelle Chanc ...
Christine Daugherty, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Daugherty, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on December 17, 2017. A private funeral service will be held. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 on Wednesd ...
Charles William Harris, 81, Gainesville
Charles William Harris, 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to send o ...
Kenneth E. Lightfoot, 82, Gainesville
Kenneth Eugene Lightfoot "Gene" Sept. 24th, 1935 - Dec. 17, 2017 Ken age 82 of Gainesville, Ga passed away, Sunday Dec. 17th, 2017. Ken was born in South Bend, ...

Jackson

Mary Virginia Keller Pitts, age 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Brookside Commerce. A daughter of the late Henry and Louise Voyles Keller, she was born March 15, 1933 i ...

Stephens

Memory Williams Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Memory Williams Adams, age 86 of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie Williams, Sr. ...
Rev. Samuel “Sam” Keith Bates, age 59 of 472 Valley Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late George Wade Ba ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Patrick Jamieson, age 66 of Greenock Cove Road in Toccoa, GA. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.  A son of Mrs. ...

White

Benjamin Clayton, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that  Mr. Benjamin Clayton, age 88, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 17, 2017. A full obituary with service details will be poste ...
Mary Alice Thomas, 66, Cleveland
Mary Alice Thomas, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away on December 17, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born in White County to the late Floyd Willie and Mary Brock York. She was a homemaker ...
'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
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.