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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 27th, 2011

Banks

Annie Ruth Smith Touchton, 81, of Tifton, GA, formerly of Banks County, died Thursday January 27, 2011 in Tifton, GA following an extended illness.Born June 17, 1929 in Banks Count ...
Vernon Lee Fortner, 37, Maysville
Vernon Lee Fortner age 37 of Maysville passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. The family will recieve friends Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Services will be he ...

Habersham

Carmel Inez Ash, 94, Cornelia
Carmel Inez Ash, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home. Mrs. Ash was born March 9, 1916 in White County to the late Henry and Alma F ...

Hall

Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Pompano Beach Fl and Seattle Washington, passed away January 27, 2011. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was a Rockette at Radio ...
James Elmer Chastain, age 91 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial ...
Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller, 84, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00pm Sunday January 30 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller age 84 of Murrayville. The Rev. Dean Bryant, Re ...

Jackson

Jacob Dylan Book, 18, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jacob Dylan Book, age 18, of Commerce, who passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Atlanta, GA, a son ...
Perry James Horton, 67, Jefferson
Mr. Perry James Horton, age 67 of Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee (Easy Rider) Gibbs, age 45, of Maysville, GA, died January 27, 2011.Mr. Gibbs was born in Gainesville, GA. He was a long haul truck driver. Johnny was preceded in death ...

White

Alfred Edward Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred Edward Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Phillips (P.) Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland. Mr. Duncan passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Northeast Geo ...
Willard Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Willard Cantrell, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Cantrell was born in White County on March 31, 1940 to the late William And ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.