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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 ...
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97