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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...