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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 3rd, 2017

Dawson

Leona Clack Garner, Dawsonville
On December 3, 2017, Leona Clack Garner heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” as she entered her eternal home in heaven. She passed into eternity at her ho ...

Forsyth

Holin Prater, 82, Cumming
Holin Prater, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Holin graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL. He attended Marion Institute in Marion, AL. Hol ...

Hall

Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, Gainesville
Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with family by her side.  The family will receive friend ...
Shirley Josephine Rogers, 81, Flowery Branch
Shirley Josephine Rogers, age 81, died of natural caused on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Shirley is survived by her sister, Mary Krahn, 82; brother, Ear ...
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56, Gainesville
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Worden was ...

Other

James Douglas “Doug” Austin age 57 of Lexington passed away December 3, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Austin was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Winder to the late John ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died