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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 16th, 2016

Banks

Danny Jackson Wilder, 57, Commerce
Danny Jackson Wilder age 57 of Commerce passed away January 16, 2016.   Mr. Wilder was born January 15, 1959 in Commerce to the late Herman Ludwin and Bertha Luthi Wilder. H ...

Dawson

Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, Dawsonville
Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, of Dawsonville, GA died on January 16, 2016.  Born in North Tonawanda, NY she was the daughter of the late Donald Shepherd and Sandra Travis of Lock ...

Hall

Cheryl Davis Boyd, 57, Gainesville
Cheryl Davis Boyd, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.    Funeral services are scheduled for ...
David P. Day, 60, Gainesville
David P. Day, 60, of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. David was born in Atlanta, on August 20, 1955 to Marlin and Doris D. Day.  He was a graduate of Lakeside ...

Jackson

Rev. Donald Gene Trammell, 61 of Commerce passed away on January 16, 2016.    Rev. Trammell was born on December 30, 1954 in Liberty, Kentucky to Doris Evelyn Cooper an ...

Lumpkin

Maxine Long Ralston, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Maxine Ralston, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.   A lifelong resident of ...

Stephens

BillyRay Tittle, 56, Martin
BillyRay Tittle, age 56 of Martin, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.     Mr. Tittle was the son of Jackie E. Tanksley Tittle and the late George Tittle. ...
Charles Leon Walters, 53, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Leon Walters (also known by many as Henry and/or Charlie), age 53, of Mulkey Road, Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the residence.    A ...

White

Jerry Fordham, 77, Sautee
Jerry Fordham age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park Nursing Home in Gainesville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
Jerry Daniel Fordham, Sr. age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Cleveland First Bap ...
Brenda Griffin Savage age 71 of Lula passed away Saturday January 16, 2016.  Mrs. Savage was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ora H. and Mary Lou Butler Griffin ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.