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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 2nd, 2018

Forsyth

James Samuel Neill, Jr, 59, Cumming
James Samuel Neill, Jr., age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. James was born February 22, 1959 in Franklin, LA, to the late James S. Neill, Sr. and Lula Mae N ...

Gwinnett

Willene Morris Haney, 82, Buford
Willene Morris Haney, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, John Henry Haney; parents, Lee and A ...

Habersham

Cathy M. Tench, Psy.D, 62, Cornelia
Cathy M. Tench, Psy.D, age 62, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Dr. Tench was born on June 9, 1955, in Toccoa, Georgia. She was the daughter of Jessie ...
Billy Eugene Smith, Sr, 65, Cornelia
    Billy Eugene Smith, Sr., age 65 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Cartersville, Georgia, on February 22, 1953 to Annie Lee Boswell ...

Hall

Dr. Jack Miles Bates, 86, Gainesville
Dr. Jack Miles Bates, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on April 2, 2018. Perceptive, gentle, and thoroughly original, Jack Miles Bates was born in Seneca, South Carolina on Ma ...
Glenn Alexander Martin, 72, Gainesville
Glenn Alexander Martin, 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born in Columbus, Georgia to Emmie Leonard Ma ...

Jackson

Teagan Leigh Tomlin, inf, Commerce
Infant Teagan Leigh Tomlin, 7 months old, of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, April 2, 2018.   Born on August 18, 2017 in Gainesville, GA, she was the daughter of Ben Ha ...

Other

John Buddy “John Boy” Clark, 31, Elkhorn, KY formerly of Baldwin
  John Buddy “John Boy” Clark, age 31 of Elkhorn City, Kentucky formerly of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Arlington, Texas on Novemb ...
Christopher Marcus “Chris” Boling, age 52, of Acworth, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Chris was preceded in death by ...

White

Margarett Turk, 84, Cleveland
      Margarett Turk, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 02, 2018. Ms. Turk was born September 17, 1933 in Gainesville, GA to ...
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