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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 17th, 2018

Banks

Roy “Lamar” Galloway, Jr., age 79, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from an extended illness. Mr. Galloway was born on December 3, 1938 ...

Forsyth

Harold Emory Major, 84, Cumming
Harold Emory Major, 84, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  A Forsyth County native, Harold retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Civil E ...

Gwinnett

Ana Rosa Vasquez, 90, Buford
Ana Rosa Vasquez, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis E. Vasquez.  Mrs. Vasquez is survived by childr ...

Habersham

Linda Chambers Hughes, 71, Mt. Airy
Linda Chambers Hughes, age 71 of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 3, 1947, she was the daughter of the late L ...
Coach Bruce Lewallen, 75, Clarkesville
Coach Bruce Lewallen, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Adger ...
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams, 84, Turnerville
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams age 84 of Turnerville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late S ...

Hall

Christine Saunders London, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Saunders London age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Vis ...
James K Strickland, 80, Gainesville
James K Strickland James K. was born June 10th, 1937 at his family home in Merriweather County, Georgia.  He graduated high school in 1955 and attended Berry College where ...

Other

Alan Jonathan Wimpy, 54, Palmetto, FL
Alan Jonathan Wimpy “Jon” of Palmetto, FL, passed away on his 54th birthday, January 17, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Florida. Jon was the owner of Appalachian ...

Stephens

Olin Garrison, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Olin Garrison, age 91 of 202 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the home of his son. A son of the late Tom C. and Rethy Murray Garri ...

White

Harold Roberts Jr., 73, Cleveland
Harold Roberts, Jr., age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born on March 25 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late ...
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