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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2017

Forsyth

Bryan Anthony Cloud, 55, Cumming
Bryan Anthony Cloud, age 55, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Bryan was Operations Manager for Veolia Water.  He loved music; singing, playing guitar, ...
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74, Cumming
Jimmy Lee Thompson, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born on February 13, 1942 in Douglasville, GA, the son of Raymond Howard Thompson and Imogene Jessi ...
Lula Townsend, 79, Cumming
Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born March 4, 1937 to the late Ro ...

Gwinnett

Lorraine Marie Taylor, 88, Hoschton
Lorraine Marie Taylor, age 88 of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. No Services are planned at this time.  The Family request memorial contributions to Lewy Body D ...

Habersham

Roxana Barrett Black, 63, Cornelia
ROXANA  BARRETT BLACK , age 63 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 04, 2017 at her residence.    Born in Topeka, Kansas, she was a ...
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, 101, Clarkesville
Nellie Inez Elrod Kimsey, age 101 of Clarkesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Born in Habersham County on January 13, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Ja ...

Hall

Grady Lamar Crook, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Lamar Crook, 81, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 following a brief illness. A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February ...
Goldie Williams, 88, Athens, formerly of Gainesville
Goldie Williams age 88 of Athens,  GA formerly of Gainesville, GA  died February 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...

Jackson

John Wesley Shook, 60, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wesley Shook, age 60, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Shook was born October 16, 195 ...

White

William Henry Peters, 85, Sautee
William “Bill” Henry Peters, age 85 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Mr. Peters was born February 17, 1931 in Wallington, NJ to the late Henr ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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