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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 ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died