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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 4th, 2017

Dawson

Clarence Edward “Eddie” Flanagan, age 52, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.   Eddie always saw the good in every per ...

Forsyth

Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, Cumming
Dennis Ronald Gayton, age 47, passed away on April 4, 2017. He was born in Forsyth County on February 22, 1970. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and William Gayton and b ...

Habersham

Betty Jeanne Congdon, 84, Clarkesville
        Betty Jeanne Congdon, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended i ...
Brenda Cochran Ferguson, age 72 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 19, 1944, she was the daughter of Jimmie Ray Cochran of ...

Hall

William Lee Bonner, Sr, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Lee Bonner, Sr., 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Frid ...
Robert (Bob) Echols, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Bob) Echols of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away April 4, 2017 at the age of 83.   He was a native of Wilkes County, the son of the late A. C. Echols and Cather ...
Rebecca Diane O'Kelley Hanes, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Diane O’Kelley Hanes, 64, of Gainesville, died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Diane was the daughter of Edward Eugene and Martha Louise ...
Rebecca Ann McKee, 60, Flowery Branch
Ms. Rebecca Ann McKee, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at New Horizons, Lanier Park. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 in t ...
Annie Mae Souther, 80, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Annie Mae Souther, age 80, of Hoschton. Rev. Arnold Jones Jr., and Re ...
Richard Fletcher Butterworth, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Fletcher Butterworth, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at The Oaks of Limestone, after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be 10: ...
Mr. Claude Robert Garrett Jr. age 78 of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday April 04, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a very short fight with cancer. Funeral services ...
Charles Ford Grindle, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Ford Grindle, 89 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 4, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and C ...

Jackson

Lillie Mae Waters, 102, Commerce
  Mrs. Lillie Mae Waters, age 102, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at Brighter Morning.  Mrs. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Harvie and Volumma T ...

Rabun

James Dillard Carpenter, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2016. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Wolf Cree ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died