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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 7th, 2018

Dawson

Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39, Dawsonville
Sharon McKinzie Waldrip, 39 of Dawsonville, GA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  She was a loving moth ...
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, Dawsonville
Jimmie Ann Hall Chester, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born April 21, 1938 to the late Will and Isabel Hall, sh ...

Forsyth

Tim "Timmydidit" McDonald, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born in 1953, to the late Howard and Maggie McDonald. Tim worked as a carpe ...

Gwinnett

Weldon O. Samples, 88, Buford
Mr. Weldon O. Samples, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Jackie Beshers Samples; parents, Otis and All ...
Tommy Croy, 66, Sugar Hill
Tommy Croy, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Dollar Croy; and parents, Hymon O. Croy and Florine Sweat ...

Habersham

Emory Vance Morris Jr., 92, Mt. Airy
Emory Vance Morris, Jr., age 92, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Mr. Morris was born on October 19, 1925, in Habersham County, ...

Hall

Bennie “Pete” Ray Nash, 89 of Lula passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled to be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Memorial Park Funeral ...
Bess Sheppard Poole, 94, Gainesville
Bess Sheppard Poole passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on June 4, 1924 to the late Arthur and Florine Sheppard. She spent her growing up years in Wayn ...
Martha Rose Morris, 88, Lula
Martha Rose Morris, age 88 of Lula, GA passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.   She was born on Dec. 2, 1929 in Gillsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Lee an ...
Stella Ann Smith, 70, Clermont
Mrs. Stella Ann Smith, age 70, of Clermont, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services ...
Lynda Truluck Stewart, 78, Gainesville
"Lynda" Anne Truluck Stewart passed away Sunday evening, October 7, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Her son, daughter and granddaughter were with he ...

Jackson

Larry Clay Baxter, 71, Commerce
Mr. Larry Clay Baxter, age 71, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Joe Brown ...
Brenda Skelton Franklin, 66, Jefferson
Brenda Skelton Franklin, age 66, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Jennifer Johnson, Jefferson, GA; ...

Lumpkin

Robert Louis "Bob" Carder, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Louis 'Bob" Carder, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Mr. Carder was born June 15, 1934 in Lithonia, GA but had lived most of ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T