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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Mary Lou Ruggeri, 79, Cumming
Mary Lou Ruggeri, “Gran”, a long-time resident of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully at age 79 on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Cumming, GA. Mary Lou enjoyed puzz ...

Hall

Gladys Burton, 62, Gainesville
Gladys Burton age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.  Visitation will be held Saturday January 30, 2016 at Wimberly & Jackson Chapel at 11am. ...
Agnes Parks Cochran, 94, Gainesville
Agnes Parks Cochran, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016. Agnes was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1921, the oldest of eight children born to Clay B ...
Douglas A. Hamling, 73, Gainesville
  Mr. Douglas A. Hamling, age 73 of Gainesville, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief ill ...
Kimberly Ann Thomas Hubbard, 53, Gainesville
Kimberly Anne Thomas Hubbard, 53, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter of James and M ...
Sheila A. Wadsworth, 82, Oakwood
Sheila A. Wadsworth, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.     Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Ch ...

Jackson

Roy Carroll, Jr., 75, Maysville
Roy Carroll, Jr age 75 of Maysville passed away Saturday Jan. 23, 2016.   Mr. Carroll was born July 10, 1940 in Jefferson to the late Roy Sr & Fannie Furr Carroll. He ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Faye Abernathy, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy Faye Abernathy, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her home following an extended illness. Faye was a native and lifelong resident of Lu ...
Trini René Grizzle Davis, 51, Dahlonega
Trini René Grizzle Davis passed away in her sleep from this earth into Glory on January 23, 2016. She passed away from ongoing health issues regarding Myotonic Dystrophy. ...

Other

Cinnamon Hilliard Carr, 43, cherished wife, mother, sister, and friend was called to her eternal resting place with Christ on January 21, 2016. She left this life immersed in love ...
John Garnet Owens, Jr, 53, Covington
  John Garnet Owens, Jr. 53, from Covington, GA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, while visiting family in Cumming, GA.   Mr. Owens was born in Easley, SC ...

White

Jack Paige Reid, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Jack Paige Reid, age 81 of Cleveland passed away January 23, 2016.  Mr. Reid was born on November 16, 1934 in West Virginia to the late Lewis and Sylvia Reid.  He sur ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69