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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 7th, 2019

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Joan Ann Frey, 88, Cumming
Joan Ann Frey, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Easton, MD, passes away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Fre ...

Habersham

Michael Claude Colston, 69, Baldwin
Michael Claude Colston, age 69 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 12, 1949 to the late Claude and Estelle Dixon Cols ...

Hall

Don Carter, 86, Gainesville
D­­onald J. Carter, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away quietly on February 7th, 2019. A Gainesville resident for over 70 years, Don loved his community, his family, a ...
James Jackson “Jack” Hough, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born July 19, 1945 in Decatur, Alabama. Jack graduated with a degree in accounting from the ...
Robert Daniel Johnson, 90, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday February 10, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery for Robert Daniel Johnson, 90, of Gainesville. Rev. Steve Baker will officiate. The fa ...

Jackson

Davis Roberts Sr, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Davis Roberts, age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Mr. Roberts was born in Pendergra ...

Other

Funeral services will be held Monday February 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Roy Lee “CatPal” Maney, 76, of Colbert. Rev. Robert ...

Rabun

Dennis Paul Shell, 63, Lakemont, Ga.
Dennis Paul Shell, age 63, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on February 7, 2019. Paul was born the son of the late Byron B. Shell and Belle L. Shell Ruffin, on September 26, 1 ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
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