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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 24th, 2016

Barrow

Robert Felton Wimberly Sr., age 78 of Winder, GA transitioned on January 24, 2016.  Mr. Wimberly was the former principal of Winder Barrow Middle School and served in educatio ...

Forsyth

Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, 89, Cumming
Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, age 89 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loved to help people in need. Betty was President of the ...
Betty Louise Cagle, 86, Cumming
  Betty Louise Cagle, 86, of Cumming, GA went to be with her Master and Savior on January 24, 2016.  Born in Jasper, GA she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ann ...

Gwinnett

Sara A. Nix Wood, 78, Buford
Sara A. Nix Wood, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 24, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father and mother, H. Paul Nix and Velma P. Nix; brothers, Tony ...

Habersham

Felix Speich, 95, Clarkesville
Felix Speich, age 95, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away after a sudden illness on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Mr. Speich was born November 8, 1920 in Leobschütz, G ...
Michael Adam Sutton, 47, Cornelia
Michael Adam Sutton age 47, of Cornelia passed away Saturday January 23, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Atlanta, Ga on September 7, 1968.  He was employed as a Property ...

Hall

Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, 89, Anderson, SC formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, age 89 of Anderson, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Petra Nursing Home, South Carolina followin ...
Timothy Gus Butler, 61, Lula
Timothy Gus Butler, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 ...
               Mr. Francis Benjamin (Benny) Cape, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 2 ...
Lee Ann Davis, 51, Gainesville
     Lee Ann Davis, age 51 of Gainesville, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        &n ...
Lloyd Edward Harrison, 87, Gainesville
Lloyd Edward “PA” Harrison, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 29, 1928, he was a son of the late Samu ...
Joann Lightfoot, 79, Gainesville
JoAnne Lightfoot age 79 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday January 24, 2016.  Visitation will be held Friday January 29, 2016  at St John Baptist Church f ...

Lumpkin

Kevin Duane Tauber, 52, Dahlonega
Kevin Duane Tauber, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short, but valiant, battle wi ...
Nathan Taylor Woodall, 19, Dahlonega
  Nathan Taylor Woodall, age 19, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Nathan was a wonderful son with a huge heart with compassion for the defenseless.& ...
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