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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Kevin John Joseph McGrath, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on December 16, 2015. Kevin was born in Hollywood, FL., on April 26, 1960 to John Joseph and Gloria McGrath. He was a car ...
Stephen Vincent O’Saben, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to operat ...

Habersham

Bobby Nathanial Faulkner, 78, Cornelia
  Bobby Nathaniel Faulkner, age 78, of Cornelia died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, NC, on September 10, 1937, he was the son of ...
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, 90, Clarkesville
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  Mrs. McDonald was born on December 20, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia t ...
Funeral services for Ronald Ernest “Ronnie” Porterfield will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015 at the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony S ...
  Robert Tanner Powers, Jr., age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Born in Hall County on April 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Robert, Sr. and ...

Hall

Mrs. Deloris R. Evans “Buddy” Stephens Clure, age 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home Nursing Home following ...
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, 68, Murrayville
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, age 68 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mr. Bookmiller was b ...
Christopher Gordon Cape, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Gordon Cape, age 51, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cape was born April 23, 1964 in ...
Tommy M. Frazier, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Tommy M. Frazier, 74, of Gainesville died December 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held 1 p,.m. Tuesday December 22, 2015 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Wards Funera ...
Willie Hulsey Glover, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Hulsey Glover passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness.  She was 100 years old.  She was the daughter ...
Leon Lott, 80, Flowery Branch
Home Going services for Mr. Leon Lott, age 80,husband of Mrs. Candance Lott of Flowery Branch, GA will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015, 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Church, 251 Bon ...
John Carl Tyree, 81, Gainesville
 Mr. John Carl Tyree, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.    & ...

Lumpkin

  Jeffery Scott “Scotty” Adams, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home following a short, but valiant battle with cancer ...
Lelia Louise Thompson Stowers, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens following a sudden illness. She was born to pare ...

White

Leah Beth Buckley, 56, Helen
Leah Beth Buckley, age 56 of Helen, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Buckley was born on August 8, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late ...
William Scott Hull, 82, Sautee
William Scott Hull, age 82 of Snellville formerly of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. Scott graduated from Spartanburg High School, Spartanbu ...
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.