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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 1st, 2016


Norris William Ray, 74, Maysville
Norris William Ray age 74 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Ray was born June 7, 1942 in Commerce to the late Horace & Ruth Parker Ray ...


Mr. James T. “Billy” Grindle, of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Mr. Grindle was preced ...
Delores Rattary, 74, Cumming
Delores Rattary, age 74, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.                  ...


Lowell Earl Carter Jr., age 78 of Buford passed away Saturday October 1, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.


Janice Carder, Gainesville
Janice Carder, precious, loving wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus on October 1, 2016. Janice died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Janice fought a cou ...
J.L. McFarland, 69, Gillsville
J.L. (Larry) McFarland, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Visitation will be held at Memorial ...
Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 1, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the C ...


Jerry Edward Lord, 80, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Edward Lord, age 80, of Commerce died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lord was born in Commerce to the late, Edward Watson and East ...
Hazel Wylie McMichael, 88, Maysville
Hazel Wylie McMichael age 88 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. McMichael was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Chamblee, GA to the l ...


Johnny Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Johnny Morgan, age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Mr. Morgan was born July 13, 1958 in Griffin, GA to the late Ira Russell Morgan and Carrie Lucil ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.