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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 25th, 2018

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Clyde Lee Barker, Jr, 77, Auburn formerly of Bluefield, VA.
Clyde Lee Barker, Jr., 77, of Auburn, GA. formerly of Bluefield, VA passed on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Clyde was born in Buchanan County, VA o ...

Dawson

Hilda H. Cox, 93, Dawsonville
Hilda H. Cox, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born July 24, 1924 to the late Bill and Ludi ...
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr, 59, Dawsonville
Billy Joe Christopher, Sr., age 59, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away February 25, 2018.  He was the Associate Pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. Joe was a lo ...
Joan Collete Makosky, 80, Dawsonville
Joan Colette Makosky, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 25, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1937 in Morris ...

Gwinnett

Miss Willie Josephine Bennett, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Cash Bennett; sister, Vio ...
Mr. Harry Lee Whitworth, Jr., age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Fran” Whitworth; and his pa ...

Habersham

James O. Kimbrell, 82, Mt. Airy
James O. Kimbrell, age 82, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Kimbrell was born on April 23, 1935, i ...

Hall

Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, 70, Lula Formerly of Lawrenceville
Ret. Chief Petty Officer Wesley T. Abernathy, age 70, of Lula, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parent ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Raleigh Thomas Parks, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Timothy Sulle ...

Lumpkin

William Frank Davis Jr., 75, Dahlonega
Mr. William Frank Davis Jr., age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018. Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County on August 21, 1942 to the late William Frank Sr. ...
Susan Walls Shertenlieb, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Susan Walls Shertenlieb, age 71, of Dahlonega, formerly of Cumming, Ga passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018.    Mrs. Shertenlieb was born in Cumming on Januar ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died