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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 6th, 2018

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James William “Butch” Ellerbee, age 68, of Winder passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He worked at Tyson as an HR com ...

Forsyth

Pamela ‘Pam’ Powers was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  She left this life suddenly to be with the Lord and her family on June 06, 2018.  She was a faithful ser ...
Russell C. Beatty Jr, 69, Cumming
 Russell C. Beatty Jr.  69 of Cumming, Ga passed away on June 6, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Amber Beatty. Children Russell Wilkerson, Autumn Beatt ...
Margaret Louise Edmonson, 90, Stockbridge
Margaret Louise Edmonson, age 90, of Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away on June 5, 2018 after a recent fall. She danced her way into heaven surrounded by family sharing stories of p ...
Edmond "Gary" Guntor, 68, Cumming
Edmond “Gary” Guntor, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday June 2, 2018 at home with his wife and son by his side.  Gary was born March 19, 1950 in Macon, ...

Habersham

Jimmy Simon Brock, 83, Cornelia
  Jimmy Simon Brock, age 83 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Banks County, Georgia on December 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Simon & ...
Dorothy Pritchett York, 89, Demorest
Dorothy Pritchett York, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Mrs. York was born on June 12, 1928, in the Pea Ridge Community, Cornelia, Georgia; ...

Hall

Joy Ann Amos, 58, Gainesville
  Joy Ann Amos, age 58, died May 6, 2018 after a long struggle with depression and mental illness. She was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 4, 1959 to the late He ...
William Keith Echols, 69, Gainesville
Mr. William Keith Echols, age 69, of Gainesville, GA, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Hall County on August 24, 1948, he was ...
Andre Burton, 40, Gainesville
Andre Burton, age 40, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Mr. Burton was born June 2, 1978 to the late Linda Faye Burton, and was also preceded in death by h ...
Dorris Lee Gregory, 83, Clermont
Dorris Lee Gregory, age 83, of Clermont, Ga., died Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Strickland Funeral Home
Robert “Buzz” Hanson Born October 4, 1936 Died June 6, 2018 Christian Husband Father Grandfather Marine Lt. Police Department Rochester Minnesot ...
James “Jim” Frederick Shadle, 85, Gainesville, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  Mr. James “Jim” Frederick Shadle, age 85 of Gainesville, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday Morning, June 6, 2018 at Northeast Geo ...

Jackson

Roger Dale Walker, Sr, 71, Commerce
Mr. Roger Dale Walker, Sr., age 71, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.  Mr. Walker was born in Fort Pierce, FL to the ...

Lumpkin

Connie Kanaday, 87, Dahlonega
Connie Kanaday, 87 of Dahlonega, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on June 6th, 2018. She worked for the US Government in Florida, California, ...

White

Barbara Jones Hiers, 86, Cleveland
Barbara Jones Hiers, daughter of Ezekiel Candler Jones and Ruth Post Jones, passed away peacefully on June 6 at age 86.  Barbara and her husband of almost 66 years, James B. H ...
Joyce Huff, 63, Cleveland
Joyce Huff, age 63, of Cleveland, GA passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 AM Monday, June 11, 2018 at the First Congregational Holiness ...
Loretta "Lorie" Mae Tombrella, age 73 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on June 6, 2018 at North East Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. Lorie was ...
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