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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 17th, 2018

Banks

Hugh Hosch Roberts, 77, Homer
Mr. Hugh H. Roberts age 77 of Homer passed away on Saturday November 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled ...

Forsyth

Francisca Sonmez, 82, Cumming
Francisca Sonmez, age 82, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Sonmez is preceded in death by her husband Ozer Mehmet Sonmez. She is survived by her ch ...
Margaret “Fitz” Beckley, age 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Beckley is preceded in death by her husband Robert Joseph Beckley and ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Mosteller, 75, Dacula
Joyce Mosteller, age 75 of Dacula, GA, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. Mosteller has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. She is sur ...

Habersham

Joe Lee Banks, Sr., 74, Mt. Airy
Joe Lee Banks, Sr., age 74 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mr. Banks was born on January 7, 1944 to Estee and Daisy Dunn Banks ...
Hassie Rose Ellender Carson, age 96, passed away November 17, 2018 at Brookside Senior Living.  Ms. Carson was born on August 14, 1922 and resided in Habersham County her enti ...
Edna Ruth Brown Jones, 78, Cornelia
Edna Ruth Brown Jones, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Jones was born on July 10, 1940 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the ...

Hall

James Edward Davis, 94, Gillsville
James Edward Davis, 94, of Gillsville passed away Friday, November 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Novembe ...
Russell "Russ" Richard Lamp, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Russell “Russ” Richard Lamp, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday November 17th 2018, surrounded by his family after a long, difficult battle with Alzheim ...
Judy Elaine Lance, 61, Lula
Judy Elaine Lance, 61, of Lula passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov ...
Helen James Meyerink, 85, Gainesville
Helen James Meyerink, 85, of Gainesville passed away November 17, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2 ...

Jackson

Werner Goeckel, Braselton
Werner Goeckel passed away November 17, 2018 in Braselton, Georgia. A unique and self-made man who worked every day of his life has left us. The only surviving child of Fritz an ...
Werner Frederick Goeckel, 77, Braselton
Werner Frederick Goeckel, 77, of Braselton passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 follow an extended illness. Funeral services to be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home Br ...

Lumpkin

Andrew Murray Gallup, 23, Dahlonega
On November 17, 2018 Andrew Murray Gallup, age 23, of Dahlonega went to be with the Lord. Andy was born on November 10, 1995 in the Republic of Sierra Leone, West Africa. At tha ...
Samuel "Sam" Smith, 72, Dahlonega, formerly of Buford
 Samuel “Sam” Smith, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan Br ...

Other

Melville E. Potter, Jr., 93, Mesa, Arizona
Melville E. Potter, Jr., age 93, passed away on November 17, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mel was born on April 9, 1925 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Mel Potter, Sr. and Thelm ...

Stephens

Marvin Jackson Batson, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Jackson Batson, age 84 of Jordan Road, Toccoa, GA passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late W.H. and Mary Delphia Wil ...

White

Frances Marie Black, 65, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Frances Marie Black, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Black passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Black was born ...
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.