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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 1st, 2018

Banks

Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, 51, Commerce
Mrs. Lana M. Pruitt Thompson, age 51, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Piedmont, AL to t ...

Barrow

Betty Jane Norton, 83, Bethlehem
Betty Jane Norton, a resident of Dacula, GA for 22 years and recently of Bethlehem, GA, passed away after a short-term illness and joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturd ...

Dawson

Vivian Martha Lance, 96, Dawsonville
Vivian Martha Lance, 96, of Dawsonville passed away on Saturday September 1, 2018.  Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way ...
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville
David Allen Welch, 56, Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  He was a member of the Cornerstone Chr ...

Forsyth

John William Leone, 50, Cumming
John William Leone, 50, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2018 at his residence in Cumming, GA.  He was a loving father that loved movies, fishing, shooting his guns and com ...
Jose Hernandez-Perez, 80, Cumming
Jose Hernandez-Perez, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father grandfather who will be truly missed. Survivors include his ...

Gwinnett

Ernest R. Frost, 93, Suwanee
Ernest R. Frost, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife of seventy-three years, Musette Cobb Frost, Suwanee, GA; sons and dau ...
Joshua B. Shaddock, 43, Lawrenceville
Joshua B. Shaddock, age 43, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He is survived by his parents, John and Jean Shaddock, Lawrenceville, GA; brother and s ...

Hall

Laura Walker Bond, 78, Gainesville
Laura Walker Bond, 78 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 1, 2018. Services are pending and will be announced later. Those wishing to send online condolences to the ...
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, Gainesville
Almon Arthur McGehee, 88, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September ...
James Van Sayler, 83, Gainesville
  James Van Sayler, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday ...

Jackson

Loretta Helen Dillman, 79, Hoschton
Mrs. Loretta Helen Dillman, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funera ...

Other

Louis Anthony Erbs, Jr., age 88, of Tucker, GA passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.  Louis is survived by his four children and their spouses, Mary Ellen Drone and Randy, ...
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