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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, Cumming
Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, of Cumming, GA died on December 7, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Winchester, VA she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Betty Bea ...

Habersham

Robert Earl Allen, 76, Clarkesville
Robert Earl Allen, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with Lord, on Monday, December 7, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Allen was born on February 2, 193 ...
Floyd Jack Floyd Canup, 70, Clarkesville
  Floyd Jack Canup, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. Born in Habersham County on June 28, 1945, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Ho ...
Ernest Elijah Garrett, age 87, of Alto, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the home of his daughter. Born on October 3, 1928, in Habersham County, he was the son of the lat ...

Hall

Ruth Brock Davidson, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Ruth Brock Davidson, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Ho ...
               Roger O’Neil (Roddy) Dougherty, age 48 of Gillsville, passed away Monday, December 7, 201 ...
Alton Gilstrap, 76, Murrayville
Alton Gilstrap, age 76, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.   Alton was a lifelong resident of Lumpk ...
Margaret Janeen (Preston) Grimsley born November 4, 1972 to Charles D. Preston, Sr. and Margaret Lowe Preston, passed away on December 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga. due to complicati ...
Patsy Brown Lynn, 94, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patsy Brown Lynn, 94 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday December 7, 2015. She had resided on the same street in Flowery Branch where she was born. A life long resident ...
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, Gainesville
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sailors was the daughter of the late Leonard L. ...
Harry Purvis Ward, 68, Gainesville
Harry Purvis Ward died at his home in Gainesville on December 7th, 2015.  He was surrounded by family at his death, as was his final wish. Celebration of Life will be 3:00 ...
Wendell Watson Whiteside, 78, Gainesville
      Wendell Watson Whiteside died at his home in Gainesville, GA on December 7, 2015. He was born, the beloved son of A.E. Whiteside and Doris Watson Whi ...

Jackson

Patsy Louise Hewell Albert, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday Dec. 07, 2015. Mrs. Albert was the daughter of the late James and Louise Fowler Hewell and was a homemaker. ...
James Vanus Braswell, 90, Jefferson
James Vanus Braswell, age 90, of Jefferson, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Birdie Lee Moore Bra ...
James Rodney Patton, 39, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rodney Patton, age 39 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, December 7, 2015.  Mr. Patton was born in Athens, ...

Lumpkin

Ceclia Freddie Dunn, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cecelia Freddie Dunn, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunn was born in Chattanooga, TN and had ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.