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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 29th, 2019

Forsyth

Donna Blalock, 50, Cumming
Ms. Donna Blalock 50, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. She is survived by her father; Walter Blalock of Dawsonville, GA; and her mother; Brenda Phillips of Cumming, ...
Thomas (Tom) Francis Hill, Sr. of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on July 29, 2019 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anita; four children: Dwayne Hill (Lis ...
Shirley Perry, 89, Cumming
Shirley Perry 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 29, 2019. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements ...

Habersham

John Eugene Callahan, Jr., 73, Clarkesville
John Eugene Callahan, Jr., age 73 of Habersham County, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 16, 1946, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, Gainesville
Dorothy Louise Brand, 89, of Gainesville passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in ...
Efren “Buddy” Azael Pedraza, age 38, of Gainesville, GA passed to the gates of heaven the evening of July 29, 2019. He was born February 28, 1981 in Monterrey, Mexic ...
Lloyd H. Preston, Gainesville
  Lloyd H. Preston, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully at home on July 29, 2019. Lloyd was born January 7, 1936 in Salyersville, KY and moved as a small child to southern M ...
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald, 92, Gainesville
Jeane Louise Platt McDonald of Gainesville, Georgia passed away July 29, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center at the age of 92 years. Jeane was born on August 21, 1926 in Al ...

Jackson

William Scott Brown, 71, Braselton
William Scott Brown, age 71, of Braselton, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019. No services are planned at this time and a complete obituary will follow at a later date.  ...

Stephens

Kathleen Watson Adams, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathleen Watson Adams, age 77 of Quarry Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole Watson, s ...
Mrs. Ruby Doris Peyton Andrews, age 91 of Ward Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Enos and Lula Payne Peyton, she was born ...
Mrs. Ollie Mae Simpson Holcomb, age 73 of Collins Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simpson, she was ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died