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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 3rd, 2019

Banks

John Michael McLendon, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. McLendon was born on January 15, 1964, in Jesup, Georgia. He was preceded in death ...

Forsyth

Ms. Peggy Sue Word Blackwell, 52, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her hu ...
Haven Earl Reed, 66, Cumming
Haven Earl Reed 66, of Cumming, GA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Tony Lee Callahan, 72, Loganville
Tony Lee Callahan, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mattie Callahan; and grandchildren, Amanda Ca ...
Christine Brock Hughes, age 79 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, Gillsville
Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, of Gillsville passed away March 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ...

Hall

Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, Flowery Branch
Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, of Flowery Branch passed away March 3, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The ...
Tammy Leigh Lutz, 58, Flowery Branch
Tammy Leigh Lutz, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia Weaver; sister, Lisa Ann Pendry. She is survive ...
Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, ...

Jackson

Joyce Elaine Fowler, 74, Braselton
Joyce Elaine Fowler, age 74 of Braselton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Parsons, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. Parsons was born in Hall County on July 22, 1940 to the late Dewitt and ...

Other

Edmund Wallace Cotter (Eddy) of Atlanta, GA, born October 20, 1919 in East Rockaway, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  An original member of the Army-Air Corps in ...
Jonathan Riffe, 52, Madison
Jonathan Riffe was born Nov 6,1966. To the belated Constance Garner  and John Riffe in Gainesville , Ga 30501.     He left behind sisters and brothers .. Ca ...

Stephens

Noah Lawson Newkirk, 15, Toccoa
Noah Lawson Newkirk, age 15 months of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 3, 2019 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A son of Joseph and Rachel Lawson Newkir ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...