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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 ...
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...