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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 8th, 2017

Banks

Frances Avent Waters, age 93, of Homer, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Mrs. Waters was born on February 9, 1923, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to ...

Dawson

Macey S. Shelton, 78, Dawsonville
Macey S. Shelton, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born May 7, 1938 to the l ...
William White, 69, Dawsonville
William White, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 8, 2017 at his residence following a short illness. Born November 21, 1947 to the late Willie A. and Emma White, ...

Forsyth

Robert Vance Frierson, 77 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 8, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. ...

Hall

Arlene Annette Von Essen, 68, Gainesville
Arlene Annette Von Essen, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on February 8, 2017. Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com. Memorial Park North Riverside ...
Mrs. Mary Alice “Hanie” Williamson, 86, of Gainesville passed away February 8, 2017 at her residence.           A funera ...
Eugene Arthur Whitley, 87, Gainesville
Eugene Arthur Whitley  Dec. 29, 1929 – Feb. 8, 2017 Eugene (Gene) Arthur Whitley, age 87, of Gainesville, Ga, passed away on February 8, 2017 at his residence.   ...

Jackson

Paul Stephen West, Jr, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Stephen West, Jr., age 71, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his residence. Mr. West wa ...

Other

Jason Duane Johnson, 33, Cleveland, OH
Jason Duane Johnson, age 33, of Cleveland, Ohio and formerly of Winder passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Jason had a big heart and loved being a father.  His favo ...
  Patricia Ann Whitehill, age 71, of Jasper, GA passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born in Blairsville and spent most of her ...

Rabun

Mr. David Durwood “Woody” Bollinger, age 58 of 140 Oakway Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. A son of Gene and Irene Hawkins Bollinger, ...

White

Joan Elizabeth Lee, 74, Cleveland
Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Lee, age 74 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, February 08, 2017.  She was born in Dahlonega, GA on July 23, 1942 to the late J.B. and Pauline Smith Win ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86