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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 17th, 2018

Forsyth

  Willie “William” Samuel Guffin Jr. 85, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 17, 2018 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Mr. Guffin was a graduate of G ...

Gwinnett

Georgia Elaine Davis, 79, Sugar Hill
Georgia Elaine Davis, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Makela and Rob Gruman, Sugar Hill, ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Funk, 89, Mount Airy
Betty Jean Funk, age 89, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Born on July 6, 1929 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey Martin and Essie ...
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, 80, Cornelia
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, Jr., age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Rev. Jones was born on January 24, 1938, in Hall County, Georgia; a son of th ...
John Dean Pritchard, 83, Mt. Airy
  John Dean Pritchard, age 83 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.   Born in Heaton, North Carolina on April 12, 1935, Mr. Pritchard was the son o ...

Hall

Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, Gainesville
Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...

Jackson

Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr, 93, Hoschton formerly of Medford, NJ
Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr., age 93, of Hoschton and formerly of Medford, NJ passed away Monday, December 17, 2018. He was born in Manhatten, NY and spent most of his life in ...

Other

David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, Marble Hill
David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, of Marble Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  He was born on September ...

Rabun

Edward Kermit Welborn, 68, Clayton
Edward Kermit Welborn, age 68, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 17, 2018. Kermit was born the son of the late Doctor “Doc” Berry Welborn and Emma “ ...
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.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer