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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 24th, 2018

Forsyth

Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, Cumming
Timothy Wayne Staggs, 55, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 24, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm at the McDonald and Son Funera ...

Gwinnett

Robert Tinsley Catron Jr., age 83, passed away in his sleep at his home in Buford, GA March 24, 2018. Bobby was born in Atlanta,  Ga. in 1934. He was the son of the late Ro ...
Sperjohn Hudson, 72, Suwanee
Sperjohn Hudson, age 72 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Saturday, March 24, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the First Pentecostal Church o ...
Shirley Prince Wiley, 71, Buford
Shirley Prince Wiley, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, William “Randy” Wiley ...
Jor Ryder, 85, Buford
Joe Ryder, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-six years, Barbara Banks Ryder; son, Michael Ryder; daug ...
Patricia Sacks, 79, Norcross
  Patricia Sacks, age 79, of Norcross, GA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Amaline Riley; and son, Michael Sack ...

Habersham

Thomas Gerald Goodwin, 82, Clarkesville
Thomas Gerald Goodwin, age 82 of Clarkesville, Georgia and formerly of Niceville, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Born in Niceville, Florida on February 03, 19 ...

Hall

Frank Ayers, 82, Lula
Mr. Frank Ayers, 82, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, ...
Mary Nell Carder, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nell Carder 86 of Murrayville Georgia passed away Saturday March 24 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday March 27 at the Murrayville Congregational Holiness ...
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, 72, Gainesville
Delmar "Leon" Maloch, age 72, of Gainesville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Walter Gary Ravan, 72, Dahlonega
Walter Gary Ravan, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on March 24, 2018 following an extended illness.  Gary was a long time resident of Lumpkin County. Gary is preceded in d ...

Other

Lester Meeks, 81, Smyrna
Lester Meeks, ago 81 of Smyrna, passed away on March 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. Rev. Ralph Smith ...

Stephens

Fred Jackson Murray, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Fred Jackson Murray age 99 of Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Saturday March 24, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Luther Jackson Murray and Lela Whitfield ...
‘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