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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 20th, 2017

Dawson

Clinton Chester, 74, Dawsonville
Clinton Chester, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Northside Hospital Cherokee following a period of declining health. Born May 19, 1943 in Dawsonville ...

Forsyth

Ricki Michele Crumley, 29, Cumming
Ricki Michele Crumley, 29 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1988 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of Richard Allen Crumley and ...
Marlene Foster, 86, Cumming
Marlene Foster, 86, of Cumming passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 21, 1931 in Chatsworth, Georgia to the ...

Hall

Michael Peter Cliatt, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Peter Cliatt, 63, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in the Chape ...
Cora Mae Hill Pass, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Cora Mae Hill Pass age 88 of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Shelby Faith Stanfill, 27, Cleveland
Shelby Paige Stanfill, 27, of Cleveland passed away December 20, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Howard Merk, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Merk, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Mr. Merk was born in Jefferson, Ge ...

Lumpkin

Stanley Leroy Herritt, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. Stanley Leroy Herritt, age 60, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlo ...
Chief Van “Gator” Robertson, 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born on July 13, 1945, in Oliver Springs, TN, the son of Frankl ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...