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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2016

Forsyth

 Virginia Vickers Elsner born September 9, 1922 passed away peacefully at her home on November 29, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Robyn Elsner Gilewski, son-in-law Denn ...

Gwinnett

Henry Mitchell Taylor, Jr., age 76 of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Soubanh Tenakoun, 53, Cornelia
Soubanh Tenakoun, age 53, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Mr. Tenakoun was born on December 12, 1962, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Chanh and ...

Hall

Dorothy (Dot) Wynelle Harper, 91, died Nov. 29 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Helen Ga., Dot and her family moved to Chicopee shortly aft ...
Alma Turner Key, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Alma Turner Key, passed away November 29, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chapel ...
Robert Lorenzo Pendleton, 70, Gainesville
       Mr. Robert Lorenzo Pendleton, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following ...
John N. Richardson Jr, 83, Gainesville
John N. Richardson Jr., age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on November 29, 2016.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday December 2, 2016 at First Presbyterian Chur ...
Cody Michael Roper, 26, Lula
    Mr. Cody Michael Roper, age 26 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after battling cancer for over a year.&n ...

Jackson

Jonathan “John” Conrad Bishop, age 32 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016.   John was an amazing husband and father. He was so loving, car ...
Ruth Kent Underwood left this earth to meet her Lord and Savior on November 23, 2016 after 90 years of a life filled with love of her family, her church, and her schoolchildren. &n ...

Rabun

Carol Upchurch, 70, Clayton
Carol Upchurch, age 70, of Clayton, Ga., passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday November 29, 2016. She was born November 1, 1946 the daughter of the late William E. Sulliv ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...