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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 14th, 2016

Forsyth

The Reverend Doctor James Richard (Dick) Gantt, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Dick was born September 11, 1933 in High Point, North Carolina to Margare ...
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, Cumming
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonal ...
Arianna Elizabeth Strawn passed December 14, 2015 at her home in Cumming Georgia. She was 11 years old, born January 27, 2005 in Rome, Georgia, and attended Piney Grove Middle Scho ...

Habersham

James Al “Bud” Lee, Jr., age 41 of Demorest, passed away December 14, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia on January 12, 1975, he was a ...

Hall

Wesley A. Mooney, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Wesley A. Mooney, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December ...
Doris Sutton, 86, Gainesville
Doris Lee Sutton, of Gainesville, died Wednesday the 14th of December at Bellminor Nursing Home. Born in 1930 in Clarkesville, GA., Doris spent most of her life caring for other ...

Jackson

Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Mr. Bryant was born in Atlanta, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Cuelean Patterson, 86, Oldfort, TN formerly of Dahlonega
Mattie Cuelean Patterson, age 86, of Oldfort, TN (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Mattie was born in Gainesville, GA on September 27, 1930 ...

Other

Jaye Perry, 55, Canton
Mr. Jaye Perry 55, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Stephens

Mr. John “Johnny” William Martin, age 74 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. A son of the late Re ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Kenneth “Ken” Bess, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bess passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.