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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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.