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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 ...
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.