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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Rebecca Royal Jacobs, 92, of Cumming, GA died on May 27, 2015.  Born in Walton County, GA on September 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John and Adabel Jones Ro ...

Habersham

Barbara Anne McElhannon McCoy, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. McCoy was born on July 12, 1935 in Athens, Georgia to the late John Hen ...

Hall

Violet M. Jones, 83, Gainesville
Graveside Services will be held 4:00pm Friday May 29, 2015 at  Hillside Memorial Gardens for Violet M. Jones, 83, of Gainesville. Randy Ragan will officiate. The F ...

Jackson

Ronnie Terrell Smith, 66, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Terrell Smith, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce to the late Rogers and Faith Dixon Smith.  He was a member ...

Other

Timothy Dale Maloch, 46, Winterville
Timothy Dale Maloch, age 46, of Winterville passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Maloch was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed music; the guitar being his favorite instrument.  H ...

Rabun

Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  She ...
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.