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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2015

Banks

Douglas Gerald Parker, age 56, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015, following an extended illness.   Mr. Parker was born in Kennesaw, ...

Dawson

Alan Dameron, 61, Dawsonville
Alan Dameron, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 16, 2015. Born April 4, 1954 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Woody and Opal Dameron, he had lived in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jimmy C. Dunbar, 73, Cumming
  Jimmy C. Dunbar, age 73 of Cumming, Ga. passed away November 16, 2015. Formerly of Decatur, IL, he had made Forsyth County his home for the past 43 years. He was preceded ...
Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Margaret was an awesome mother and grandmothe ...
Joseph Virgil Gibson, 64, Cumming
Joseph Virgil Gibson, age 64 of Cumming, died November 16 at his residence. He was a parts manager with R. B. M. Automotive group of Atlanta and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge ...
William “Bill” Cooper Levensalor, age 71, passed away at his home in Cumming, GA, surrounded by his family on November, 16th.  He was born on August 26th, 1944 in ...

Hall

Retha Dover Thomas Jones, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Retha Dover Thomas Jones, age 92, of Gainesville. The Rev. John Kinse ...

Jackson

Hank Jerry Priest, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hank Jerry Priest, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Priest was born in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Walter Atlee and Lula Bel ...

Stephens

William Terrell Payne, 78, Toccoa
Mr. William Terrell Payne, age 78 of 918 New Hope Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late William Henry and Ann ...

White

Steven Wayne McGuire, 48, Cleveland
Mr. Steven Wayne McGuire, age 48 of Cleveland. Mr. McGuire passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 in the fun ...
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.