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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Tim Burke, 66, Sugar Hill
Tim Burke, age 66, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patti Potts Burke; parents, Fred and Idell  Roper Burke; ...
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, Lawrencville
Rubye M. Looper Taylor, 99, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born on April 19, 1920 to the late Mary and Byrd Looper of Hall County. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Carl Robert Colston, 71, Mt. Airy
Carl Robert Colston, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born on April 5, 1948, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie and ...

Hall

Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, Gainesville
Barbara Davis Sayler, 80, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A private service will be held. Born on December 10, 1938 i ...
Edward Joseph "Joe" Straughan, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Edward Joseph “Joe” Straughan, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Jackson

Genora F. Green, 91, Commerce
Genora F. Green, age 91, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.   Born on Feb. 9, 1928 in Buford, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Ruth Jenkin ...

Stephens

Mr. Kenneth Carl “Earl” Lathan age 79 of Toccoa passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Clyde and Elsie Mae LaCount Lathan, he was bo ...
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