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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 15th, 2019

Gwinnett

Sondra Elsea, 71, Buford
Sondra Elsea, age 71, Buford, GA passed away January 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Elsea.  She is survived by brothers, Leonard (Claire) Goldberg, W ...

Habersham

Lucy McCoy Ragan, 92, Cornelia
  Lucy McCoy Ragan, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Ragan was born on April 6, 1926 in Maysville, Georgia to t ...
James Edward "Ed" Owens, 72, Mount Airy
  James Edward "Ed" Owens, age 72, passed away in his home, on January 15th, 2019 in Mount Airy, Georgia after an extended illness. Mr. Owens, known by family ...

Hall

Marvin “M.T” Simmons, 82, Gainesville
Known throughout Georgia legal circles, Marvin T. Simmons, Jr. (known generally as M.T. ), was a lawyer’s lawyer, a mentor to countless younger attorneys, a paragon of deco ...
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, 90, Gainesville
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral service will be 3PM Friday, January 18, 2019 at New Hope United Methodist Church ...
Glen Dora Keels, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Glen Dora Keels of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed January 15, 2019.  Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 ...
Jorge Alberto Villatoro Paz, 70, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. John Paul II Catho ...

Jackson

Dr. Maurice Jean VanBesien, age 87 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. A service will be held at a later date at Ruck Funeral Home in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Lumpkin

Velma Sullens, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Velma Sullens, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Sullens was born in Lumpkin County on March 25, 1942 to the late George Tate and Margaret Mo ...
Joyce Sullens Parrish, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Sullens Parrish, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a period of declining ...

White

Doris Lee Thomason, 80, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Doris Lee Thomason, age 80 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 15, 2019.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January ...
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.