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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...