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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Norrell Palaio passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Cumming, Georgia. Barbara graduated from the University of Georgia with ...

Gwinnett

Irene D Harrell, 91, Lawrenceville
Irene D. Harrell, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Jack L. Harrell. She is su ...

Hall

Sal Daria, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Sal Daria, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton with his family, by his side.   Fun ...
Edward H. Grant, 79, Hoschton
Mr. Edward H. Grant, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville with his family.   Memorial Servi ...
Irene Miller Roper, 89, Flowery Branch
Irene Miller Roper, age 89 of Flowery Branch, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Ricky Leslie Tate Jr., 31, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Leslie Tate Jr. 31 years old, of Gainesville, Ga. Departed this life on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Ricky was born in Memphis Tennessee to Cerita Graffaree, and Mr. ...

Jackson

Evelyn Miller Richardson, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Evelyn Miller Richardson, age 96, of Commerce, formerly of Dublin, GA died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Richardson spent eleven years ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Wayne Derrer, 31, Gainesville
Tyler Wayne Derrer, age 31 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015. Mr. Derrer was born March 28, 1984 in Gainesville, Georgia to Douglas Edward Derrer and Jennie ...
Georgette Lynn Fitts, 38, Dahlonega
Georgette Lynn Fitts, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.   Georgette was a lifelong resident of Lum ...
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.