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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Everett Jenkins, 86, Marble, NC, formerly of Buford
Everett Jenkins, age 86, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ruby Baswell Jenkins; chi ...

Habersham

Christine Broome, 79, Mt. Airy
Christine Franklin Broome, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on December 20, 1937, she was a da ...
Betty Warren Skelton, 85, Cornelia
Betty Warren Skelton, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 following a brief illness. Mrs. Skelton was born on May 5, 1932 in Haber ...

Hall

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Barnett, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Survivors include his father Wayne Davis; mother Billie Ann Barnett; brothers ...
Winfred Andrew Conner, 80, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred Andrew Conner, age 80 of Clermont. Interment will follow at ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...

Jackson

Julia May Gaither, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Julia May Gaither, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Carnesville to the late Dewitt and Marie Mc ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gennette Banks Andrews age 94 of Toccoa passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mandy Cornelia Payne Banks, ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died