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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, ...
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