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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 28th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Syble Ramona Allen Garrison, age 89, of Homer died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Garrison was born in Danielsville to the late, Ambry D. and Beulah ...

Dawson

Leonard Shoemake, 76, Dawsonville
Leonard Shoemake, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1941 to the late Roy and Ila Shoemake, ...

Forsyth

Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, 68, Cumming
Johnny Belon Holtzclaw, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was an avid hunter. Johnny will always be remembered as a great husband, father, gra ...

Gwinnett

Melissa Roberts Speer, 46, Braselton
Melissa Roberts Speer, age 46, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, L. Edward Roberts; and brother-in-law, Lance C ...

Hall

River Jordan Anderson, 14, Gainesville
River Jordan Anderson, 14, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Lee Allen Carpenter, 73, Gainesville
 Lee Allen Carpenter, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Braselton following a sudden illness.     &nb ...
Joseph Robert Fowler, 31, Gainesville
Joseph Robert Fowler, at 31 years old, departed this life on Thursday, September 28.  Joseph was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.  He is survived by his ...
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, Gainesville
Joseph “Joe” Holbrook, 86, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. Joe was born in Orangeburg, SC, to Joseph and Yona Holbrook. He spent his ea ...
Leonard William Parker, 63, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 2, 2017 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for Leonard William Parker age 63 of Murrayville. The Rev. Johnny Knight will offic ...
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, Flowery Branch
Jeannette Reynolds, 97, of Flowery Branch went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 28, 2017. She passed away at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello, GA. ...
Magnolia Sarah Davis, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Magnolia Sarah Davis, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...

Jackson

Cordelia (Claudia) Matthews, age 99 of Commerce, GA went to be with her sweet Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, ...

White

Jimmy Boggs, 75, Cleveland
  Jimmy Boggs, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Mr. Boggs was born August 17, 1942 in White County to the late Pledger and Vernie Armour B ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died