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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2016

Banks

Joe Harold McDuffie, 85, Maysville
Joe Harold McDuffie, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.   Mr. McDuffie was the son of the late John and Leona Moore McDuffie. He was retired ...

Barrow

Shirley Sue Luke Webb, 73, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Sue Luke Webb, age 73 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 18, 2016.  Mrs. Webb was born in Bogart, ...

Forsyth

Bernd Jan Bragg, 69, Cumming
Bernd Jan Bragg 69, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 18, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Gwinnett

Robert Williams, 49, Sugar Hill
Robert J. “Rob” Williams, age 49, of Sugar Hill, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at ...

Habersham

Eloise Simmons Dreher, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dreher was born on February 27, 1926 i ...
Andrew Robert Farkus, 76, Cornelia
Andrew Robert Farkus, age 76 of Cornelia passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mr. Farkus was born and raised in Highland Falls, NY where his father was a civilian employee at Wes ...
Isabelle Parson Oliver, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mrs. Oliver was born on July 9, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia. She was preceded in ...

Hall

Linda Hicks Jenkins, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda Hicks Jenkins, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Private Services will be ...
Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, of Gainesville, passed away December 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 i ...

Lumpkin

Rafe Morrison, 93, Dahlonega
Rafe Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, GA., passed away on December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1923, in Gainesville, GA., he was the son of the late F ...

Stephens

Grace Rumsey Coffey, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Grace Rumsey Coffey, age 82 of 1799 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela ...

White

Yvonne Ayers, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Yvonne W. Ayers, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Sunday December 18, 2016. Mrs. Ayers had 9 children and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She had many gif ...
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