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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 7th, 2017

Banks

Mary Elizabeth Pruitt, age 84 of Homer, GA passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017.   Born on Oct. 8, 1932 in Carnesville, GA, Mrs. Pruitt was the daughter of the late A ...

Dawson

Charles W. King, III, 57, Dawsonville
Charles W. King, III, 57 of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 31, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 3, 1960 in Houston, Texas, he had lived i ...

Habersham

Robert Charles Benton, 87, Belmont, NC, formerly Cornelia
ROBERT Charles Benton, age 87 of Belmont, North Carolina and formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, Georgia on August ...
Carey “Dobber” Pate, 63, Cornelia
Carey “Dobber” Pate, age 63, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Pate was born on May 5, ...
Debra N. Riles, 58, Clarkesville
    Debra N. Riles, age 58, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Riles was born on ...
Eva Shore, 99, Cornelia
Eva Shore, age 99, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Mrs. Shore was born on July 31, 1918 in Greenville, SC to the late Morgan and ...

Hall

Janice Anderson Greenway, 68, Gainesville
Janice Anderson Greenway, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away suddenly at her residence on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Mawmart, as she was affectionately known, loved and was lo ...
Nancy Sue Sosebee, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Nancy Sue Sosebee, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday September 07, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness.         ...
Mary Ruth Queen, 79, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Queen, 79, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard “Ricky” Eugene Hayes, age 52, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at his residence. M ...
Mrs. Janet Elaine Sanders Poole, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Poole was born in Commerce to Billy Ray and Jimmie Toney Sand ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died