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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 28th, 2016

Habersham

Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, 95, Batesville
Funeral services for Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, age 95 of the Batesville community of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2 PM from the Providence ...
Aida Viola Nix Jaworski, age 93 of Alto, took her Heavenly flight on December 28, 2016. Born in Blairsville, Georgia on March 31, 1923 she was a daughter of the late John Frank ...

Hall

Vivian Wade Clark, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Wade Clark, 75, of Gainesville, passed away December 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. M ...
William Charles Cole, 70, Gainesville
William Charles Cole age 70 of Gainesville passed away December 28, 2016. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Jackie Archer, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Jackie Archer, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late J. Willy and Margaret Baxter Lor ...

Stephens

Sarah Schlegel, 82, Toccoa
Sarah Schlegel, age 82, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Mrs. Schlegel was born on May 16, 1934 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death ...

White

Dr. James Douglas Tanner Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th. Douglas, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Atlanta in 1930. The youngest of Roscoe ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.