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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2016

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Shane William Hyde, 43, Winder
Shane William Hyde, age 43, of Winder passed away Friday, January 1, 2016.  Survivors include his father J.R. Givens; mother Shirley Ann James; girlfriend Christine; daughter ...

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Ruth Farstrup Longman, 80, Gainesville
Ruth Farstrup Longman died January 1st, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  She was born June 1st, 1935 in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Anders Ejner Farstrup and Ragnhild M ...
Cecil Earl Motes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Cecil Earl Motes age 79 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 01, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, Oakwood
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, of Oakwood, died January 1, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Barbara E. Stokley Young, 90, Gainesville
Barbara E. Stokley Young (90) passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2016, in Gainesville, GA.  Born October 4, 1925 in Winona, WV to Joseph O. and Maymie Stokley ...

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Ronnie Allen Adams, 78, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Allen Adams, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born in Atlanta to the late Maurice D. and Oneit ...
Willie Dee Hanley, 88, Commerce
Mr. Willie Dee Hanley, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at University Nursing and Rehab.  Mr. Hanley was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Ernest Lee and ...

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James Chandler, 82, Crossville, AL
Mr. James Chandler age 82 of Crossville, Alabama passed away on January 01, 2016 at Shepard Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama following an extended illness.       ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89