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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 16th, 2016

Forsyth

Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, Cumming
Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her residence.  A private family service will held at a later date.  ...
James J. Konrad, 75, Cumming
James J. Konrad, age 75, a 23 year resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with h ...
Ivan Hoyt Martin, 84, Cumming
Ivan Hoyt Martin, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born in Forsyth County on January 22, 1932, to the late Oscar and Mary Emma Martin. Ivan was a po ...

Hall

Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist C ...
Mrs. Ida Claudine Martin, age 82, of Hall County passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, ...
James Douglas Wilson, 66, Gainesville
            Mr. James Douglas Wilson, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an ex ...

Jackson

Jason Bentley Casey, 45, Commerce
Jason Bentley Casey, age 45 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Mr. Casey was the son of Susan McWaters Behrle and the late Billy Ray Casey. He w ...

Lumpkin

Danny Preston Kirk, Sr, 65, Dahlonega
Danny Preston Kirk, Sr., age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Danny’s lovable big teddy bear personality touched so many people’s liv ...

Other

Shannon Rockford Hood, 57, Lexington, SC
Funeral services for Shannon Rockford Hood, age 57 of Lexington, SC will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Michael W ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69