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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 2nd, 2017

Banks

Edna Louise Garrish, 78, Maysville
Mrs. Edna Louise Garrish, 78, of Maysville passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Gateway Nursing Home following an extended illness.         ...

Hall

  Henry Smith Jennings, Jr., M.D., died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia, after a brief illness. Dr. Jennings was preceded in ...
Donald E. Beard, 83, Flowery Branch
Donald E. Beard, age 83 of Flowery Branch, GA died Thursday, March 2, 2017 after an extended illness. A graveside service, including family and friends, will be held Sunday, March ...
James (Jim) Childress, 71, Gainesville
James (Jim) Childress, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 2, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Friday night.  He was born in Atlanta, GA on Ju ...
Lottie W. Stepp, 97, Gainesville
  Mrs. Lottie W. Stepp, 97 of Gainesville died Thursday March 2, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stepp was the daughter of the late M.J. ...
Irene V. Wood, 92, Gainesville
Irene V. Wood, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 2, 2017.           Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Ro ...

Lumpkin

  Roy Clayton “R.C.” Grizzle, age 78, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Daddy, we sure hope there are trucks in he ...

White

Verlin Jay Clark, 79, Cleveland
Verlin Jay Clark was born on October 26, 1937 in Gary, Indiana. He passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia following an e ...
‘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