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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 7th, 2017

Banks

  Lucille Jackson Gibson, age 85 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, June 07, 2017. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Claude Jackson and ...

Forsyth

Valerie Ann Doss, 66, Cumming
Valerie Ann Doss, 66 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2017. She was born on December 12, 1950 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Chester A. Strycula who has predecease ...
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, Cumming
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, she was a faithful follower of the Lord ...

Habersham

William “Bill” Black, 86, Demorest
  William “Bill” Black, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Mr. Black was born on August 28, 1930 in Clarkesv ...
Joyce E. Tomanek, 81, Clarkesville
Joyce E. Tomanek, age 81 of Clarkesville passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI on November 3, 1935, was the daughter of the late Butch and Bernice Traver ...

Hall

Avien Derez Gober, 23, Gainesville
Avien Derez Gober, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1994 in Gainesville, GA, the son of Crystal K. Gober. He attended East Ha ...
Rose (Bobbie) Antley Morris, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose “Bobbie” Antley Morris, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away May 31, 2017 with her loved ones by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lak ...
Robbie Lee Whelchel Stephens, 89, Murrayville
Robbie Lee Whelchel  Stephens, 89, of Murrayville, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stephens was the daughter of the l ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Watkins, age 92 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Mrs. Watkins was born in ...

Other

Myrtis Wheeler White, 91, Anderson, SC formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Myrtis Wheeler White, age 91 of Anderson, South Carolina and formerly of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A ...
  Mr. Charlie Van Wilkes, Sr., age 64, of Ila, GA died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkes was born June 7, 1953 in Fort Bragg, NC to the late Charle ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died