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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015.  Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell Dav ...
Mrs. Brenda Louise Roberts, age 68 of Homer died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy and Syble Saxon Martin, Sr. & ...

Forsyth

Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, Cumming
Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, of Cumming, GA died on October 18, 2015.  He was the son of the late Shawn Palaio and Vina Palaio of Hanahan, SC.   In addition to his mot ...

Hall

William Ernest Pitchford, 87, Murrayville
William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga.  passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23 ...
Lula Mae Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fun ...
Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Thomas had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Mary Grace Thomas Turk, 89, Braselton
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2015 at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery for Mary Grace Thomas Turk, age 89 of Braselton. The Rev. Ch ...

Lumpkin

  Jeanette Trammell Anderson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Jeanette was a n ...
Guenia Faye Kanaday, 88, Dahlonega
            Mrs. Guenia Faye Kanaday, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence following ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.