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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 10th, 2015

Gwinnett

Demie Hilley Rumsey, 83, Buford
Mrs. Demie Hilley Rumsey, age 83 of 2325 Morgans Run Court, Buford, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Inman and E ...

Habersham

Tommy Barnes, 68, Toccoa
Tommy Barnes, age 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, following an extended illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on July 10, 1947, i ...
Ethelene Sears Stroud, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ethelene Sears Stroud, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 2:00 pm from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Burial will ...

Hall

Mildred Garrison, 82, Gillsville
  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Garrison, age 82, of Gillsville. Rev. Bradley Elli ...
Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, of Gainesville died Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Crisp County, Mrs. Ca ...

Jackson

Mike Patterson, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mike Patterson, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 8, 2015.  Mr. Patterson was born in Winder, ...

Rabun

Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, Mountain City
  Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, of Mountain City, passed away October 10th after a brief illness. Born January 7th 1933 to Bowden and Marie Coffee Welborn in the Germany Mo ...
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.