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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 ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died