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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 21st, 2017

Dawson

Brenda Sue Anderson, 64, Dawsonville
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Brenda Sue Anderson, age 64, of Dawsonville. Speakers will be Mick ...

Forsyth

Mary Reep Moretz, 55, Cumming
Mary Reep Moretz, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She is preceded in de ...

Habersham

Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...

Hall

Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away March 21, 2017 from complications due to ongoing heart failure.  He was 8 ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Harry Winston Williams, Gainesville
A celebration of life is scheduled from 5-8 pm Friday March 24, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Harry Winston Williams. Pastor Trent Dollyhigh will be speaking at ...

Jackson

Debbie Ann Hill, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Debbie Ann Hill, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Miss Hill was born in Indiana, Pen ...
Mary Eloise Ward, 92, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Eloise Ward, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born in Homer to the late Melvin and Ruth Wo ...
Jason Lee Combs, 29, Hoschton
It is with devastation and great sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Jason Lee Combs, age 29, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Jason was bor ...
Sybil Looney, 75, Nicholson
Mrs. Sybil Looney, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Looney was born in Commerce to the late Esco and Reba Penderg ...

Other

Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, Vestavia, AL
Mrs. Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, of Vestavia, AL passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017 following an extended illness.           F ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, 53, Toccoa
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Stephen ‘Steve” Foster, age 53 of Toccoa formerly of Habersham County. Steve was born in Habers ...
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