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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 29th, 2016

Dawson

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, Dawsonville
Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 3, 1922 to the late Cliffor ...

Forsyth

Karen Diane Pilgrim, age 51 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend ...

Habersham

Noah Lee Thompson, 67, Cornelia
  Mr. Noah Lee Thompson, 67, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, J ...

Hall

Larry Johnson, 67, Gainesville
 On April 2, 1949, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mamie Thompson) Johnson received a precious gift from God, a son named Larry Johnson.  After 67 years of earthly service, on Thur ...
Roy Keels, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Keels, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 201 ...
Kathleen (Kathy) Schumacher Phillips, born May 24, 1959 to Paul Schumacher and Marie Wilberding of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cent ...
Jennie Lee Shirley, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lee Shirley departed this life at the age of 86 years-old on Thursday, December 29, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Jennie was born on August 10, 1930 in Jackson Cou ...

Jackson

Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, 80, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Sue Hollis Hamilton, age 80 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Mrs. Hamilton was bo ...

Rabun

Armede Craft Bynum, 80, Clayton
Armede Craft Bynum passed away peacefully at her home on December 29th, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Conyers, Georgia on May 4th, 1936, to Dr. Luther Blake ...
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