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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 5th, 2018

Forsyth

Helen Thorn, Cumming
Helen Thorn, affectionately known as “Mama Helen”, went to be with her Jesus on Tuesday, June 5th. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly. Helen ...

Habersham

Raymond Charles Hallford, 83, Demorest
Raymond Charles Hallford, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 following an extended illness. Mr. Hallford was born on January 25, 1935 in Habersham ...
Glover Lee Carpenter, 91, Cornelia
Glover Lee Carpenter, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to Glory to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mr. Carpenter was born on August 10, 1926, in Cornelia, G ...
Benny Tench, 76, Clarkesville
Benny Tench, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Tench was born on March 15, 1942 in Clarkesville, Ge ...

Hall

Ethel Martin Caras, Gainesville
Ethel Martin Caras was born May 19, 1917 in Macon, Georgia to the late D.S. and Emma Lee Martin. She was the eldest of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jame ...
Leslie Partridge Finder, 59, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Leslie Partridge Finder, age 59, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Fune ...
Helen Emily Knight Nix, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Emily Knight Nix age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday June 04, 2018 at her home following an extended illness.             Funera ...
Barbara Ellen Pormen, 79, Gainesville
Obituary for Barbara Ellen Pormen, 79, of Gainesville, GA. Barbara Ellen Pormen, born in Clebit, OK, passed quietly into her eternal home Tuesday June 5th, 2018, in Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Larry Glenn Mayfield, 78, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Glenn Mayfield, age 78, of Pendergrass, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mr. Mayfield was born in Cumming, Georgia, a son t ...
Thomas Carlton Thigpen, 74, Dania Beach, FL
Thomas Carlton Thigpen, age 74, of Dania Beach, FL passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. He enjoyed fishing, gambling and working on cars. He loved his pets; Boo and Molly. Survivors i ...

White

Lois C. Hogan, 94, Cleveland
Lois C. Hogan, age 94 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mrs. Hogan was born February 1, 1924 in Demorest to the late Jim and Minnie Skelton Chambers. Lois was a m ...
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
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died