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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 1st, 2018

Banks

Ruth Crump Cochran, 88, Baldwin
Ruth Crump Cochran, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Mrs. Cochran was born on December 31, 1929, in Rabun County, Georgia; a daughter of the ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Rene “Patti” Terrette, age 58, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father Meredith Smith, Sr.; and brother, ...

Hall

Myrtle Shirley Whitt, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Myrtle Shirley Whitt, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away peacefully Monday, January 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by her loving f ...

Jackson

William Smith, 73, Hoschton
William Ray Smith, age 73, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. He worked 30 plus years at Thrall Car. He loved sports and was a big Ga Tech fan. He was a loving father. Survivors ...

Lumpkin

It is with great sadness that the family of Theodore “Ted” John Figarola, Jr. announce his passing on January 1, 2018 after a long illness. Ted was born on June 24, 194 ...

Other

CARLSON, Mary “Joyce” (Kimsey) Carlson, 86, of Norcross, Georgia, entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 1st, 2018, in th ...

Stephens

Charles Shedd, 90, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Shedd, age 90, of Phillips Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the home. The son of the late Wesley and Lillian Mae Adams Shedd, he was born ...

White

Ernestine Harkins Wiley, 83, Cleveland
Ernestine Harkins Wiley, age 83 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2018. Mrs. Wiley was born on February 16, 1934 to her late parents Ernest Harkins and Mandy Ing ...
Anderson "Andy" Hope, 81, Cleveland
Anderson “Andy” Hope, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Andy was born January 31, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late William Albert Hope and ...
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...