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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 31st, 2016

Dawson

Leon Sheriff, 73, Dawsonville
Leon Sheriff, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born November 7, 1942 to the lat ...

Forsyth

George H. Runstadler Jr. (Sonny), age 99, ascended into heaven from his Cumming, Georgia residence. He was born to George H. Runstadler Sr. and Norma M.&nb ...

Habersham

Michael Edward Bishop, 59, Mt. Airy
Michael Edward Bishop, age 59, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. Mr. Bishop was born on October 21, 1957, in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Lewis E. and ...

Hall

Jeffrey S. Lyle, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey S. Lyle, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on October 31, 2016.  A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday November 3, 2016 at 7:00pm at Memorial ...
Robert P. Mallis, 77, Gainesville
Robert P. Mallis, 77 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Monday October 31, 2016.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & ...
Robert Percope Mallis, 77, Gainesville
Judge Robert Percope Mallis of Gainesville, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away suddenly on October 31, 2016, after a four-year battle with cancer.& ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Hazelgreen, age 66, of Hoschton passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. No services have been arranged.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoscht ...

White

Elaine Faith Williams, 44, Cleveland
Elaine Faith Williams, age 44, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 31, 2016. Mrs. Williams was born December 22, 1971 in Gainesville Georgia. She was preceded in death by he ...
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.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89