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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 ...
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.