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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 26th, 2016

Dawson

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, Dawsonville
Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born in San Francisco, CA on November 7, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, J ...

Forsyth

Charles Banister, 84, Cumming
Charles Banister, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Charles was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War conflict. He retired from General Mot ...
James William O'Connor, III, 67, Alpharetta
James William O’Connor, III, age 67, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. James was born in Chicago, IL, in 1946, to the late James O’ Connor and ...

Gwinnett

Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, Lawrenceville
  Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Born in Nettleboro, AL she was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta Duke.&nb ...

Hall

Barbara Moore, 82, Gainesville
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Moore, age 82, of Gainesville, GA will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 ...

Jackson

Bobby Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Mr. Watson was born on October 31, 1932 in Jackson ...

Rabun

Helen Andrews, 94, Clayton
Helen Andrews, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away November 26, 2016 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Esco York and Martha Jane Tru ...

White

James Claude Gerrells, 85, Cleveland
James Claude Gerrells, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Saturday November 26, 2016.  Mr. Gerrells was born in Leaf, Ga the son of the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells ...
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