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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2015

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   Rev. James E. Helton, Sr.,  age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 20, 2015 at his residence.  He was born January 21, 1933 in Bethlehem, Georgia to ...

Gwinnett

Shawn Harlow, 39, Sugar Hill
Shawn Harlow, loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 39. He resided with his wife, three wonderful children and ...

Habersham

Ricky Leroy Furniss, 56, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ricky Leroy Furniss, age 56, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe offi ...

Hall

Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, 82, Gainesville
Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, age 82, died Sunday, December 20th, 2015.   Joyce faithfully served the people in Rockdale County for many years retiring from the Tax Commiss ...
Betty Young, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Young, 82, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Willowwood Nursing Center in Flowery Branch GA.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2pm ...

Jackson

Faye Elizabeth Bonner, 65, Maysville
Faye Elizabeth Bonner, age 65 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday December 20, 2015. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Moody and Arletta Brock Hunter and was the widow of ...
Jerry Winford Dills, 66, Jefferson
Mr. Jerry Winford Dills, age 66, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Dills was born in Commerce to the l ...

Lumpkin

Melvin Leon Burson, 74, Dahlonega
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Leon Burson, age 74 of Dahlonega. The Rev. William “Bill ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Parnell Bondurant III, age 68 of Athens, Georgia who passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illn ...

Stephens

Lloyd Chaffin Lawson, 71, Toccoa
Loyd Chaffin Lawson, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Mae Deal Lawso ...
David Larry Russell, 52, Toccoa
Mr. David Larry Russell, age 52 of 135 Brown Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of James and Faye Bra ...
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