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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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