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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Mollie Adelman passed away on December 24, 2016. She was 95 years old. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...
John Henry Smart Jr. passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve shortly after 9 pm after succumbing to complications from lung disease. John is preceded by; his parents John Smart ...

Habersham

Laura Mae Gibson, 68, Demorest
Laura Mae Gibson, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.  Born in Poquoson, Virginia on November 3, 1948, she was a daughter of the late David Follett ...

Hall

Josue Castro-Ramos, 17, Gainesville
Mr. Josue Castro-Ramos, age 17 days, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...
Milton Charles, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Milton Charles, 50, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park ...
Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, Buford
Mrs. Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, of Buford, GA, Passed away on December 24, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Jonathan Sutto ...
Allene Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Ivey, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away December 24, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.   Memorial Park Funeral Home, 20 ...
Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, of Gainesville passed away on December 24, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home.   Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of Hall County, Born on July 1, 1 ...
Darrel J. LeBlanc, 64, Gainesville
Darrel J. LeBlanc, age 64, of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 24, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Darrel John LeBlanc, 64, Gainesville
Darrel John LeBlanc age 64 of Gainesville passed away December 24, 2016. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Whitehall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gain ...
James Edward Looney, 61, Gainesville
James Edward Looney age 61 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 24, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

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Cora Bell Chastain, 93, Cleveland
Cora Bell Chastain, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday December 24, 2016.  Mrs. Chastain was born May 5, 1923 in Jasper, GA to the late Dolph and Rora Mae Moss Poo ...
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...