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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 6th, 2016

Banks

Mary Helen Sims, 76, Gillsville
Mary Helen Sims, age 76 of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday January 06, 2016.   Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late Paul and Imogene Baugh Wilson. She and her hus ...
Albert Richard Ward, 71, Commerce
Albert Richard Ward age 71 of Commerce passed away Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Ward was born March 12, 1944 in Athens to the late Clifton Albert & Rut ...

Forsyth

Lawrence William Henry, 75, Cumming
Lawrence William Henry, age 75 of Cumming, GA passed away January 6, 2016. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a deacon at Mount Olive Baptist Church in ...
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, Cumming
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, of Cumming, GA died unexpectedly on January 6, 2016. Born in Macon, GA he was the son of the late Randall and Enna Jones.   Randy recently ret ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Taylor,, 69, Suwanee
Robert E. Taylor, 69, of Suwanee, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Robert courageously battled illness across a span of nearly 8 years. After a few notable last words and ...

Hall

Warren Frederick Courts, III, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Warren Frederick Courts, III, age 67 of Gainesville, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of ...
Charles Laymond Poole, 85, Gainesville
  Mr. Charles Laymond Poole, 85, of Gainesville passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, Gainesville
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 after an extended illness.  A lifetime resident of Hall County, B ...
Dean White, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean White, 86, Gainesville died Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. White was the son of the late Robert Grady ...

Other

Emily Burch, 89, Dalton
Mrs. Emily Burch, age 89, of Dalton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Waterford at Oakwood.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 ...
       Mrs. Eleanor P. Wellborn Thomas age 72 of Fairburn, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 06, 2016 at Fairburn Nursing Home following a brief ill ...

Stephens

Mr. Jeffery Louis “Jeff” Fleming, age 46 of 1024 Defoor Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Jerry ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.