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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 5th, 2017

Dawson

Franklin “Del” Richardson, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at his residence. Born September 23, 1960 in Savannah, Mr. Richardson had been a res ...

Forsyth

Bobby C. Weldy, Sr, 68, Cumming
Bobby C. Weldy, Sr., age 86, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  Bob was a sharpshooter; member of the NRA and the president of the Glades Pistol Club ...
Artie Heard Hammons, 92, Cumming
Artie Heard Hammond, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to the late, Jeff and Lillie Heard on June 1, 1925.  Artie was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

William H. “Bill” Dorrett, age 70, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He is survived by is sister Ann and her husband Dean Leach, Auburn, GA. The family ...
Magloire Jean Pierre, 90, Dacula
Magloire Jean Pierre, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Fu ...
Edwin Eugene Terry, 81, Suwanee
Edwin Eugene Terry, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49-1/2 years, Donnis Bagwell Terry; parents, Howard ...

Hall

Mrs. Alice “Brenda” Porter, 70, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday ...
Judge William C. O'Kelley, 87, Murrayville
Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O’Kelley, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, died July 5 after a brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Spencer Edward Davis, 84, Braselton
Spencer Edward Davis, age 84, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jackie Davis; son Jeff Davis and wife Lisa of Braselton; daughters Jer ...

Other

Judy Lynn Reese, 52, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ms. Judy Lynn Reese, 52, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. unti ...

Stephens

Larry Ray Powers, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Ray Powers, age 55 of 199 Matheson Road in Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Barbara Ann Powers, he was born October 26, 1 ...

White

Ancil William Kastner, 79, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Ancil William Kastner, age 79 of Cleveland. Mr. Kastner was born in Batesville to the late Harold Lee andSusie Ellen Ca ...
Former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice dies from virus
A former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court has died
Former Hall County Commission chair Whitmire dies at 86
Donald "Don" Ralph Whitmire, a former chairman of the Hall County Commission, died Thursday at the age of 86.
2-time Hawks NBA All-Star 'Fast Eddie' Johnson dies at 65
Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests which led to a life sentence in prison, has died
Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90
Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is being mourned across the world of music
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed
Police say actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead in Atlanta
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died