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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 ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died