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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 2nd, 2019

Banks

Roy Samuel Gardiner, age 82 of Lula, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on Sept. 5, 1936 in Maysville, GA, he was the son of the late Morris and Ada Parker Gardiner. H ...

Dawson

Denise Pilcher, 58, Dawsonville
Denise Pilcher, age 58, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. Denise was employed by State Farm Insurance Company at the corporate office in John ...
Dorothy Jones, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Jones, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 12, 1936 to the ...

Forsyth

Angela Maria Medley, 59, Cumming
Angela Maria Medley, age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2018. Angela was a member of Alpharetta Church of God. She loved to garden and color with her glitter ...

Gwinnett

Lonia Porter Roberts, 90, Sugar Hill
Lonia Porter Roberts, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, George W. and Mamie Porter; sister, Elsie Maddox; brot ...

Habersham

Bart Devlin Durham, 51, Demorest
Bart Devlin Durham, age 51, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Demorest ...

Hall

Helen Loretta Clark, 79, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Loretta Clark, age 79, of Murrayville, passed away on January 2, 2019 at her residence. Born July 7, 1939 in Saranac Lake, NY to parents Raymond and Nabe White LaBo ...
Blanche Steffens Cook, 93, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Blanche Steffens Cook, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow, surrounded by her family. Privat ...
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, Gainesville
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, J ...
Carol Ann Mayfield, 61, Formerly of Flowery Branch
Carol Ann Mayfield, age 61, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt who lived life to the fullest. ...
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, 87, Flowery Branch
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 87 years old. Jerry spent ...

Jackson

Nathan Samuel Mize, 74, Commerce
Nathan Samuel Mize, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on June 3, 1944 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late Thad and Frankie Mize. He was a m ...
Mary Jo Riley Reed, 89, Pendergrass
            Mrs. Mary Jo Riley Reed, age 89 of Pendergrass, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with her ...

Lumpkin

Edwin "Ed" Cook, 81, Dahlonega
  Edwin “Ed” Lee Cook, age 81 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mr. Cook was born on March, 24, 1934, in Memphis, Texas, to the late R ...
Thelma P. Whelchel, 97, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Thelma Whelchel, age 97, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Maya Handler, 15, Alpharetta
  Maya Handler 15, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on January 2, 2019. Maya is predeceased in death by her grandfather Mack Warren. Maya is survived by her loving paren ...

White

  Anthony Joseph “Tony” Merante, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Tony was born on October 31, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T