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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2016

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James Louis Puckett II, 72, Demorest
James Louis Puckett II, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born on September 4, 1944, in Hapeville, Georgia, to the lat ...

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Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial ...
J.D. Hamby, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.D. Hamby age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Bill ...
Eleanor Love Harper, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor Love Harper, 91, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on December 26, 2016 due to an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Decembe ...
Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr, 60, Gainesville
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr of Gainesville, GA passed away at home on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with pain and illness.  Born on December 10, 1952 in Aiken, SC to ...
Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 d, Gainesville
Miss Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 days old, of Gainesville, passed away December 26, 2016. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Memori ...

Jackson

Michael Steve Phillips, 65, Jefferson
Michael Steve Phillips, age 65 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   Mr. Phillips was the son of Annie Grace Nix Phillips and the late Thomas Roscoe ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dean Gooch, 72, Dahlonega
Harold Dean Gooch, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Gooch was a member o ...
Dorothy Gail Webb, 76, Dahlonega
Dorothy Gail Webb, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Monday December 26, 2016. Our mother, Dorothy G. Webb, is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior of ...

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John Sam Consos, Sr., 73, Sandy Springs
John Sam Consos, Sr.,  age 73, of sandy Springs passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  He was a devout member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church ...

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Estelle Duckett Jarrard, 101, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Duckett Jarrard, age 101 of Cleveland. Mrs. Jarrard passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   F ...
Polly Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Polly Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  Mrs. Palmer was born July 14, 1923, in Chamblee, Ga., to the late Myrtle and Pleasant Adams. ...
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...