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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 4th, 2019

Banks

Ruby Mae Ward Collier, 97, Commerce
Mrs. Ruby Mae Ward Collier age 97 of Commerce, Georgia passed away Saturday May 4, 2019 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1922 in Toccoa, Georgia; she was the da ...

Habersham

Roy Garrison Justus, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Roy Garrison Justus, age 90 of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Bennett Clough will offi ...

Hall

Gary A. Carder, 67, Gainesville
 Gary A. Carder, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 4, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Carder was born in Gainesville on February 25, 1952 to the late Bob ...
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, 51, Flowery Branch
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, George T. Mathis, Sr. of Flow ...
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36, Gainesville
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in TN following injuries sustained in an auto accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on S ...

Jackson

Shianne Marie Hibbitt, 23, Commerce
  Shianne Marie Hibbitt, age 23 of Commerce, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019.   Born on April 9, 1996 in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of Vernon Shane and ...

Lumpkin

Madge Whelchel, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Madge Whelchel, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away May 4, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was born on May 5, 1935 to the late Luster and Ruby Smith Grant.  In addition to her parent ...

Other

Alec Christopher Davis 24, of Canton, GA passed away on May 4th, 2019. He is survived by his parents; Barry Davis of Brookhaven, GA; Amy Durham (Jeff) of Canton, GA. Grandpar ...
John Henry Lee, Jr.,, 76, Villa Rica
Mr. John Henry Lee, Jr., age 76, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. John was born in Opelika, AL on April 12, 1943 to the late John Henry Lee, Sr. and Montine ...
John R. Potter, Marietta
  John R. Potter of Marietta, GA passed away on May 4, 2019. A celebration of his life will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

Rabun

It is with great sadness that the family of William Earle Chase announces his sudden passing, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born in Washington, D.C., Bill grew up in Macon, Georgia ...
Bernice A. Owensby-Clowers, at the age of 98 years, of Cannon Wood Village in Tiger, GA, went to be with Jesus Saturday, May 4, 2019. Bernice was born on a farm in Elbert County ...

White

Elsie June Noble Brangham, 87, Cleveland
Elsie June Noble Brangham, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. June was born in Lawrence County, OH to the late Emery and Florence Griswold Noble on December ...
Hank Houston, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Hank Houston quietly departed this earth on May 4, 2019. Born June 1, 1948, he was the son of the late Charlie Houston and the late Martha Jean Wright.  He was preceded in dea ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88