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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2018

Dawson

George William Brookshire, 86, Dawsonville
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton, ...

Gwinnett

Lula E. Smith, 90, Buford
Mrs. Lula E. Smith, age 90, of Buford passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Buford. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Memor ...

Habersham

Holly Goguen, 44, Clarkesville
Holly Goguen, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Ma ...

Hall

Eugene “Gene” Jackson Clark, age 93, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Gene was born February 11, 1925 in Habersham County to the late John Norr ...
Dorothy 'Dotsy' B. Coffey, 66, Flowery Branch
Dorothy “Dotsy” B. Coffey, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grady Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar ...
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79, Gainesville
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Ms. Gilmer was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora White Howell.  She serve ...
Betty Ann Upchurch, 88, Gainesville
Betty Ann Upchurch, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 20, 2018. The family will have visitation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 until 11:30 am at McDonald and S ...
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. ] He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Echols; parents, Willie and Mildr ...

Jackson

Bill F. Williamson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Bill F. Williamson, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Williamson was born in Jefferson to the late Gladys Gloson Mauldin.  H ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Simpson, Sr, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Simpson, Sr., age 87 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simps ...
‘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
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died