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

Barrow

Shaune Elise Kennedy Knowlton, 59, of Winder, GA, surrounded by the love of her family, passed away Wednesday, July 17 at her home. God has called her home after a short battle wit ...

Dawson

Henry Little, Sr, 89, Dawsonville
Henry Little, Sr., 89, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 9, 1930 in North Carolina, he had been a resident of Dawson ...
Robert Vaughn Robbins, 60, Dawsonville
Robert Vaughn “Rob” Robbins, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 17, 2019 following a sudden illness. Born March 1, 1959, Rob had been a resident of Dawson ...

Forsyth

Denise King McBrayer, 63, Cumming
Denise King McBrayer, 63, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  She leaves behind her parents, Aubrey and Rebecca King of Cumming; daughter, Blythe (Timmy) Jone ...
Bertha Louise Srpan, 78, Cumming
Bertha Louise Srpan 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 surrounded by her family. Bertha is predeceased in death by her beloved husband James Srpan, her ...

Gwinnett

Alexandra “Sandra” Gibson, age 81 of Hoschton, GA, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Mrs. Gibson has been transported to Laird Funeral Home in Natchez, MS for services and ...
Edna Ann Haney, Buford
Edna Ann Haney was born April 25, 1931 to Ernest and Callie Mae Goodwin, and was one of eleven children from Aiken, SC. She passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Mrs. Haney was pre ...
Deborah A. Krewson, 64, Duluth
Deborah A. Krewson, 64, of Duluth, died Wednesday July 17.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
Emory Marion Sharpton, III, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  He was preceded in death by father, Emory M. Sharpton, Jr. Mr. Sharpton is survived by ...

Habersham

Walter Lee Whiting, 91, Demorest
Walter Lee Whiting, age 91 of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. A life-long native of Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walt ...

Hall

Jimmy Gene Hill, 80, Clermont
            Mr. Jimmy Gene Hill, age 80, of Clermont, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, peacefully at his home ...
Mark Ronald Richardson, 61, Murrayville
Mr. Mark Ronald Richardson age 61 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ar ...
Boyd Samuel Butler, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Boyd Samuel Butler age 79 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday July 17, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Butler was born December 11, 1939 to the late Joe & ...
Montez Bagwell Cofer, 97, Flowery Branch
           Mrs. Montez Bagwell Cofer, age 97 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 following a brief illne ...

Jackson

Bobby Gene Loden, 60, Commerce
Bobby Gene Loden, 60 of Commerce passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019.     Survivors include his wife, Shirley Elaine Loden. Son; Michael Mahoney of Troup, Tex ...
Harold Paul Payne, 88, Commerce
  Harold Paul Payne, 88 of Commerce passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Born in Gainesville, GA to the late William and Fannie Payne, he was a member of Commerce Church ...
Wynette Mason, 52, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Wynette Mason, 52, of Commerce, Ga. who went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was preceded in deat ...
Donetta Sue Tinder Robertson, age 83, of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2019.  She was preceded in death by husband, Carl Robertson, and son, Kenneth Dale Roberts ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Bell Fitts, age 92, of Dahlonega passed from this life and entered into her home with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with her family at her ...

Other

Dr. Yoshio Takei, 81, Atlanta
Dr. Yoshio Takei, age 81, of Atlanta passed away on Wednesday July 17, 2019.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

White

Lynn Marie Johnson, 60, Cleveland
Lynn Marie Johnson, age 60 of Cleveland, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was born December 30, 1958 in California ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.