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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 8th, 2011

Dawson

Douglas Dillard Jones, 45, Dawsonville
Douglas Dillard Jones, age 45, of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a former Special Education school bus dri ...
Donnie and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Johnson of Dawsonville passed away February 5, 2011 at their residence.Donnie was born March 12, 1948 in Atlanta to the late Harris and Dixi ...

Gwinnett

Anne Kilgore Saunders, 82, Lawrenceville
Anne Kilgore Saunders, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA died Tuesday, February 8, 2011after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Hami ...

Habersham

Florence Grist Dillard, 97, Dillard
Florence Grist Dillard, 97, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1914 in Dillard, Georgia and was the daught ...
Rebecca Lynne Simmons, 38, Baldwin
Rebecca Lynne "Becky" Hodges Simmons age 38, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at her residence.Born in Hall County on June 04, 1972, she was the daughter ...

Hall

John Barnard Law Jr., Gainesville
John Barnard Law Jr., born January 9th 1935, died from a blood infection February 8th 2011. John was a true Georgia native being born in Atlanta; he attended Morningside Elementary ...
Marcus Zachary Hayes, 26, Gainesville
Marcus Zachary "Zach" Hayes, age 26, of New York City, NY, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011, following a brief illness.Funeral Ser ...
Ronald J. Wiggins, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald J. Wiggins, 63 of Gainesville died February 8, 2011 while on a business trip in Dallas, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 12, 2011 in ...
William Price Ellis, 70, Gainesville
Mr. William Price Ellis, age 70, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.. Funeral ...
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.