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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 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.

White

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 ...
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