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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret Lucretia Turner, 74, Dawsonville
Margaret Lucretia Turner, age 74, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away December 7, 2015. She lived in Winder, GA. for over 30 years and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Sur ...

Forsyth

Colin Ball, 66, Cumming
Colin Ball, age 66, of Cumming, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Born in Southport, Merseyside, England, Colin was a respected business owner, of 30 years, al ...
James “Jimmie” Howard Jones Jr., 59, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on the evening of December 8, 2015, after a battle with esophageal cancer.    Born in O ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Nolan, 86, Lawrenceville
Patricia Nolan, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, December 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inter ...
Saundra Whelchel Truelove, age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Harmony B ...

Hall

John D. (JD) Elrod, 70, Gainesville
A Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the family residence for Mr. John D. “JD” Elrod 70, of Gainesville. ...
Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, 86, Gainesville
                 Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 20 ...
Peggy Stevens, 83, Murrayville
Peggy Stevens, 83, of Murrayville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   Born on January 1, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Li ...

White

James Michael McCarty, 64, Cleveland
James Michael McCarty, age 64, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Mike was a true renaissance man who lived in the 60’s and would do anything for anyon ...
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.
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