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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 ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died