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

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Barbara Ann Milum Wiggins, age 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 4, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home after a long battle with dementia.  She was born in Columbia, TN ...
Coley Lamar Avery, 32, Cumming
Coley Lamar Avery, 32 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017. He was born on June 22, 1984 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Ricky and Patricia Avery who both survive him ...

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John L. Dyer, 80, Gainesville
Mr. John L. Dyer, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in ...
W. Ralph Long, 82, Murrayville
Mr. W. Ralph Long, age 82, of Murrayville, GA passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born February 27, 1935 in Kennesaw, Georgia to parents Joe Roy an ...
Carolyn Parks, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Parks, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.           ...
Bobby Lee Stewart, 72, Gainesville
Bobby Lee (Bob) Stewart, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017 following a sudden illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March ...
Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Betty Phillips Woodliff, 93, of Gainesville, died Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 18, 1923 to the late Eva Mae Moore Phil ...

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Margie Lee Beavers, 74, Ellijay
Margie Lee Beavers, age 74, of Ellijay, GA passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.   She was a loving mama and nana who took anyone in to her home and took care of them. ...

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Lois Heaton Martin, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Lois Heaton Martin, age 90 of 365 County Line Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late John Lee and Sa ...
‘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