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Obituaries & Related Stories

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 ...
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...