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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 1st, 2017

Gwinnett

Randall Mewborn, 58, Buford
Randall Mewborn, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Dover Mewborn; and sister, Linda Mewborn. He is survive ...

Habersham

Roland Wendell Cook, 58, Demorest
Roland Wendell Cook, age 58 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 01, 2017. Born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 01, 1959, he was a son o ...

Hall

Emily Grace Willers, 103, Gainesville
On August 1, 2017, and after a long and well-lived life, Gainesville resident Emily Grace Willers, 103, was brought home by the Lord.  She was pre-deceased by her husband ...
Homer Carlisle, 81, Flowery Branch
Homer Carlisle, 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on August 1, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesvill ...

Jackson

Tommy David Jackson, 70, Hoschton
Tommy David Jackson, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jane Jackson; sons Tommy Jr. and wife Claudia; Joseph Daniel Jackson and ...

Other

John Samuel Austin, 81, Royston
John Samuel Austin, age 81 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2017.   Born in Carnesville, GA on December 21, 1935, Mr. Austin was the son of the late Pelham ...

Stephens

Richard Allen Cobb, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Richard Allen Cobb, age 56 of 924 Long Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Tom Ed and Sara Dooley Cobb, he was born April 9, ...
Kathryn Mabry Durden, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathryn Mabry Durden, age 76 of Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Otha Mabry, Sr. and Mae Elise Adams ...

White

Evelyn Audrey Metcalf, 86, Cleveland
Evelyn Metcalf of Saint Augustine, Florida, formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away August 1, 2017.  Evelyn was born in New York, New York on February 28, 1931 to the late Georg ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died