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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 17th, 2017

Dawson

James Earl Bolton, 58, Dawsonville
James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1959 to the late M ...

Gwinnett

Doris Louise Persall, 72, Lawrenceville
Doris Louise Persall, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Persall; parents, James Powell and Ruby ...

Hall

Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, 71, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in ...
Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, of Gainesville.  The Rev.  Earl ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T