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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 28th, 2017

Banks

Wayne Roger “ Smiley” Snipes age 65 of Maysville passed away Friday April 28, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Snipes was born in Commerce on May 17, 1950. He was a ...

Forsyth

Lisa Towstick Brandt, 59, Cumming
Lisa Towstick Brandt, 59 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday April 28, 2017. She was born on January 29, 1958 in West Babylon, NY the daughter of Alexander and Anne H. Swydick ...

Gwinnett

Edward W. Fordsman, 69, Buford
Edward W. “Ed” Fordsman, age 69 of Buford, GA died Friday, April 28, 2017. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Cha ...

Habersham

Steve Moore, 59, Clarkesville
Steve Moore, age 59, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 28, 2017, at his residence suddenly from natural causes.   Steve was born on April 2 ...

Hall

Mary Phyllis Wade Anderson, 85, Gainesville
Phyllis Wade Anderson passed away peacefully Friday, April 28, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates after an extended illness.  Phyllis was born in Vienna, Illinois on April 20, 193 ...
Bobby Lee Crawford, 46, Gainesville
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel to honor the life of Bobby Lee Crawford, age 46 of Gainesville. The family w ...
Dr. James Ransom, 91, Gainesville
Dr. James Ransom, age 91, of New Holland passed away on Friday April 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.           Funeral Services ...
Robert Alan Taubel, 67, Gainesville
Robert Alan Taubel, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, after a valiant fight against brain cancer. He was born on December 1, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsyl ...

Jackson

Evans funeral home announces the death of Emma Catherine Wall Chambers, age 44, of  Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest April 28, 2017 in Braselton.   Mrs. Chamb ...
David Lee Johnson, 80, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of David Lee Johnson, 80, of Jefferson who entered into rest April 28, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born May 25, 1936 in Jeffe ...

Lumpkin

Wallace Bell Clary, 92, Dahlonega
Mr. Wallace Bell Clary, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Lanier Lodge in Gainesville, GA. Born September 21, 1924 in Metasville,(Wilkes County, Georgia ...

Stephens

Mr. Eugene Talmadge Lewallen, age 84, of West Currahee Street in Toccoa, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.    A son of the late Dank Ca ...
‘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