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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 ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died