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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 2nd, 2017

Forsyth

Dorothy Elletson, 67, Cumming
Dorothy Elletson 67, of Cumming, Ga died on May 2, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. She is survived by her husband Broadus Elletson of Cumming, Ga. Children: Chandy and Paul R ...

Habersham

Mary Hewell Robinson, 59, Cornelia
Mary Hewell Robinson, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Robinson was born on May 2, 1958 in Clermon ...
Bunice Lewallen Smith, 93, Baldwin
Bunice Lewallen Smith, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born on February 18, 1924, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Felton and Or ...
John Carroll Smith, 82, Alto
John Carroll Smith age 82 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Born in Richmond, Virginia on April 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Naomi Stephens Smith. & ...

Hall

Janet (Jan) Kellogg Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Janet (Jan) Kellogg Johnson born January 21, 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y. went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of the late Russell (Rusty) Johnson MD f ...
James A. "Jim" Stephenson, 64, Gainesville
James A. “Jim” Stephenson, 64, of Gainesville, was born on October 17, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA.  He has joined his parents, Donald “Steve” and Edie ...
Marsha Ann Ware, 72, N/A
Mrs. Marsha Ann Ware was born March 18, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Annie Mae Sadler. Marsha went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 20 ...

Jackson

Sarah Sue Wallace Nichols, 84, Nicholson
  Mrs. Sarah Sue Wallace Nichols, age 84, of Nicholson died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Nichols was born in Clover, SC to the lat ...

Stephens

Otha C.A. Ivester, Jr, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Otha C.A. Ivester, Jr., age 68 of 1250 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Otha C.A. Ivester, Sr ...
Mr. Michael Junior Ivester, age 46 of 1250 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his residence. A son of Betty Sellers Ivester and the late Otha C.A. ...
Hannah Brianne McFall, 18, Toccoa
Miss Hannah Brianne McFall, age 18, of Country Club Trail in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Stephens County.  A daughter of Christopher Shane McFall and Ro ...
‘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