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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 17th, 2019

Banks

Jim McLendon, 86, Homer
Brother Jim McLendon, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Brother Jim was born on April 25, 1932, in Columbus, Georgia; a son of the late James ...

Forsyth

William Michael Baggett, 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Maryanne Baggett of Cumming, ...

Gwinnett

Claude D. Godfrey, Sr, 97, Sugar Hill
  Claude D. Godfrey, Sr, age 97, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Inie Myers Godfrey; dau ...
Royce Lee Owens, 67, Buford
Royce Lee Owens, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Runette Stewart Owens; and brothers, Larry Owens, ...

Habersham

Clarice Douglas Wilber, 84, Demorest
Clarice Douglas Wilber, age 84, of Doraville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Mrs. Wilber was born on May 25, 1934 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Edward ...
Howard Fletcher Wright, 87, Mt. Airy
Howard Fletcher Wright, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Born in Alto, Georgia on March 30, 1932 to the late Fletcher Monroe and Montie Reece Purdy Wr ...

Hall

Captain Ed Lee O’Rourke, 80, Gainesville
Captain Ed Lee O’Rourke, 80 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesv ...
Jefry "Jef" Allen, 62, Gainesville
Jefry "Jef" Allen, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday April 17th, 2019.  He was born in Manchester, CT to his surviving parents Gordon and Charlotte ...
Joann Duncan Garner, 80, Oakwood
Mrs. Joann Duncan Garner, age 80, of Oakwood, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Garner, and daughter, Connie Garner Tatum.& ...
Ivery Jean Wansley, Sr., 84, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Ivery Jean Wansley, Sr. will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plains Roa ...

Jackson

Tracie L Sellers, 56, Commerce
Mrs. Tracie L. Sellers, age 56, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Sellers was born in Commerce to Betty J. Hoope ...

Lumpkin

Martha Elizabeth Hudson, 73, Dahlonega
 Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hudson, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Mrs. Hudson was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was b ...

Other

David Carl Atkins, 49, Elberton formerly of Auburn
David Carl Atkins, age 49, of Elberton and formerly of Auburn passed away Thursday, April 17, 2019. David found pleasure in the outdoors whether he was fishing or hunting.&nbs ...

Rabun

David Eugene “Tiny” Taylor, age 76, of Wiley, Ga., passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late Glenn Jameson Taylor and ...

Stephens

Vernon Grady Osborne, 89, Toccoa
Mr. Vernon Grady Osborne, age 89 of West Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Grady and Edna Poole Osborne, h ...
Gary Lester Smith, 70, Toccoa
Mr. Gary Lester Smith, age 70 of North Pond Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta. A son of the late Floyd and Lexie Edney S ...
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
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.