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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 10th, 2016

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth (Beth) Blanton Petree, age 89, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Talbotton, Georgia she was the daughter of the late William Be ...

Forsyth

Peggy Purser Montford, 85, Cumming
Peggy Purser Montford, 85, of Cumming, GA died peacefully at Embracing Hospice House on January 10, 2016.  She was born in Lumber City GA, the daughter of the late Henry Ray a ...

Habersham

Emory Odell Irvin, 88, Demorest
Emory Odell Irvin, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 28, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel Palmer and Mary Minni ...

Hall

Shelby Jean Coker, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Shelby Jean Coker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, Gainesville
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, passed away at home with his family on Sunday, January 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Ben was born in Gainesville on August 27, 1936. He gr ...

Jackson

James Patrick, 69, Commerce
James Patrick age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday January 10, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home ...
Ollie E. Shelton, 63, Talmo
Ollie Edward Shelton, age 63 of Talmo passed away Sunday January 10, 2016. Memorial Service Thursday 5:00 p.m. Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Stre ...

Other

Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, Blue Ridge
Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on January 10, 2016. He had pastored Welcome All Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA, Grace Baptist Church in Roswell, GA, ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.