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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 22nd, 2018

Dawson

Guy H. Rouse, 92, Dawsonville
Guy H. Rouse, 92, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully on Thursday November 22, 2018. Born August 21, 1926 to the late Duffy and Matt Rouse, he had been a resident of Dawsonvil ...

Forsyth

Cort Swanson, Cumming
Cort Swanson, beloved husband, brother, father, father-in-law, Jefe, son, son-in-law, nephew, cousin, neighbor, mentor and friend, passed away on November 22, 2018.  Born in J ...

Hall

Eliseo Gonzalez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Eliseo Gonzalez age 81 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule for Monday November 26, 2 ...
Annie Mae Jones Gravitt, 91, Gainesville
 Annie Mae Jones Gravitt age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Jeffrey L. Hafley, 33, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey L. Hafley age 33 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday November 22, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later ...
Benjamin Sims, Gainesville
Benjamin Sims was born on February 17, 1965 to the late Minnie Mae and James Sims Jr. Mr. Sims was employed at Hydro Extrusions (formally known as Sapa Extrusions) for over twenty ...

Lumpkin

Dovie Mae Avans, Dahlonega
Dovie Mae Dowdy Avans passed away peacefully on November 22 at New Horizons Limestone nursing facility in Gainesville, Georgia. She was a true daughter of Dahlonega and the North G ...
Mary Ann Ogletree, 78, Dahlonega
Mary Ann Ogletree, age 78, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. Mrs. Ogletree is preceded in death by her parents Bud and Mary Morgan; husband Calvin O ...

Rabun

Mrs. Betty Louise (Duffee) Butcher, age 80, of Clayton Georgia passed away Thursday, November 22nd 2018 the evening of Thanksgiving. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday ...

Stephens

Mrs. Susan “Sue” Fort Rowell, age 75, residing on Myrtle Street in Toccoa passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the home.  A daughter of the late Reverend ...
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