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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 1st, 2015

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Mary Ann Burgess, 39, Auburn
Mary Ann Burgess, age 39, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mary Ann graduated from Shiloh High School and Berry College. Mary Ann loved her family and was a m ...

Dawson

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, Dawsonville
Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015. Born January 21, 1938 in Dekalb County, he had lived in Dawson County since 2000 having moved from Fo ...

Forsyth

Geneva Jewell (Jean) Sosebee, age 77, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mrs. Sosebee was a member of  Ridgeview Baptist Church and is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Ann Ray, 56, Dacula
Karen Ann Ray, age 56 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, January 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Ch ...
  Mr. Ronald Paul “Ronnie” Evers, age 47, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest December 1, 2015 at Eastside Medical Center.  Mr. Evers was a native of ...

Habersham

Aleck Sim Holbrooks, 63, Mt. Airy
Aleck Sim Holbrooks, age 63 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his residence. Born in Habersham County on November 21, 1952, he was a son of Louise Smith Holb ...

Hall

Brian Patrick Kelly, 43, Gainesville
Brian Patrick Kelly, age 43, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2:3 ...

Lumpkin

Russell V. Zimmerman, Jr., 80, Dahlonega
Russell V. Zimmerman Jr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness. Russ ...

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Allen D. Pirkle, 84, Alpharetta
  Allen D. Pirkle, age 84, of Alpharetta, GA., died December 1, 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Pirkle is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vaughan Pirkle; parents, Hargu ...
Vandora Crumley, 102, Anniston, Alabama
Vandora Black Crumley passed away peacefully at home in Anniston, Alabama on December 1, 2015 at the age of 102. She was born on November 3, 1913 to John and Amanda (Saine) Black i ...
Timothy Oneal Gearing, age 39 of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015.       Mr. Gearing was a HVAC mechanic with Martin Mechanical, and a memb ...

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Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, 52, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, age 52 of Cleveland. Renee passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Renee was born in Habersh ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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