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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2016

Forsyth

Dorothy Grace Pilcher, 82, Cumming
Dorothy Grace Pilcher, age 82, of Cumming passed away Saturday, January 09, 2016. Mrs. Pilcher was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her parents, ...

Habersham

Peggy Anne Ayers, 58, Cornelia
  Peggy Anne Ayers, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 19, 1957, she was a daughter of Theron Ayers of Baldwin ...

Hall

Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, 90, Gainesville
Farewell to a wonderful christian lady, Dorothy Dean Porter Skaggs, age 90 of Gainesville, who went to be with the Lord  on January 9, 2016 after a brief illness. Mrs. Sk ...
Donald L. Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald L. Wucinski, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday January 9, 2016. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Hom ...
Donald Lee Wucinski, 58, Flowery Branch
Mr. Donald Lee Wucinski, age 58, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Stephanie Lea Jones, 41, Jefferson
Stephanie Lea Jones, age 41, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016.  Survivors include her daughters Heather McCulloch and husband Justin Gray of Jefferson, Hanna ...

Lumpkin

Brian Gayton, 68, Dahlonega
  Brian Gayton passed away after an extended illness in Dahlonega, GA January 9, 2016 at the age of 68. Brian is predeceased by beloved wife Joanne (2008) and son Samuel (2 ...

Other

Mack Sarfaty, 88, Tucker
  Mack Sarfaty, age 88, of Tucker, Georgia, died on January 9, 2016. He was born in Tampa, Florida on June 1, 1927 to the late Victoria and Jack Sa ...

Stephens

Joan Smith Hudson, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Joan Smith Hudson age 84 of Julia Lane, Toccoa passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the residence.   A daughter of the late Felton Alan and Callie Adams ...
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.
Mother of Cong. Doug Collins dies
The mother of 9th District Congressman Doug Collins died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.