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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 8th, 2017

Dawson

James Burt, 84, Dawsonville
James Burt, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born June 30, 1933 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he w ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Lynn Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Wayne Lynn Stephens, age 72, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lynn and Anna Mae Stephens. He is survived by hi ...
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Cannon, Sr. and Effie Cannon; infants, Geor ...
Marie Turpin Chambers, 51, Buford
Mrs. Marie Turpin Chambers, age 51, of Buford, GA died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Commerce to Leila Neese Daniel (Wayne) of Buford and ...
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, Hoschton
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, of Hoschton, GA went to be with her Savior on July 8th, 2017.  Mrs. Cox was born in Greenville, SC on April 21, 1937 to James Blain and Velma Ga ...
Sarah White Johnson, 97, Suwanee
Sarah White Johnson, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamar Johnson; son, Johnny L. Johnson; and great gra ...
Truman B Thompson, 93, Buford
Truman B. Thompson, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mae Buice Thompson; parents, Emory and ...

Habersham

Richard C. Tucker, 81, Clarkesville
Richard C. Tucker, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   No formal services will be held.   Those wishing to express online condo ...

Hall

Jose Barraza, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Barraza, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 in ...
Maddux Kai Smith, inf, Gainesville
On July 8th, 2017 at 2:51 pm Maddux Kai Smith came into our lives at 20 weeks 5 days old. Preterm labor began due to cervical incompetence and the water sac pushing through. He was ...

Jackson

Mrs. Francine Mary Harper Holland, age 74, of Maysville died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Holland was born in Commerce to the lat ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Gibson Truelove, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruby Gibson Truelove, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. She retired from the M ...

Other

Michael Glade Smith, 60, Milton
Michael Glade Smith 60, of Milton, Ga passed away on July 8, 2017. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...

Stephens

Mazie Harrison, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Mazie Maxene McFarlin Harrison, age 77 of Skyline Drive in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her home.  A daughter of the late Alfred and Katie Garner McFar ...

White

Skylar Kit Krautter, infant, passed from this life on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in loving parents’ embrace. Born on July 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center toBrandon ...
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