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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 8th, 2018

Dawson

Billy A. Wise, 75, Dawsonville
Billy A. Wise, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1943 in Hemingway, South Carolina to ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Hames, 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hames of Cumming; daughter,  Amanda Bennett of ...

Habersham

Fred Watkins, 88, Mt. Airy
Fred Watkins, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, October 8, 2018, following an extended illness.f Mr. Watkins was born on September 20, 1930, in ...

Hall

Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, later Co ...
Keith Pattillo, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Pattillo, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. The family will receive friends 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Martha Louise Hale Duke, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Louise Hale Duke, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mrs. Duke was born in Jac ...
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, Jefferson formerly of LaFayette, Ga.
Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th   in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013 A native of Wal ...

Other

Rev. Alton Burrell, 71, Carnesville
Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Re ...
Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73
Singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73 after spending days on a ventilator due to the coronavirus in Nashville, Tennessee
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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