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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 30th, 2016

Habersham

Vicki Susan Bryant Maney, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Hall County on November 6, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Bryant. Mrs. ...

Hall

James Minor Garner, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 Pm Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral home for Mr. Minor Garner 74 of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Scott Wilson ...
Bernard Francis Kirbach “Bernie” passed away on December 30, 2016 after an extended illness.  He was born on February 8, 1929 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He served in ...
Mrs. Dorothy Mae King Grier Peters age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Friday December 30, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Howard W. Ward, 86, Lula
Howard W. Ward age 86 of Lula, Ga. died Friday December 30, 2016 in Clayton, Ga. following an extended illness. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 2, 2017 at t ...

Lumpkin

John Wesley Dowdy, 78, Lavonia, formerly of Dahlonega
John Wesley Dowdy, age 78, of Lavonia, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Friday December 30, 2016. He loved and cared for all his family; the children, grandchildren ...
Joshua Krag Roydes, 29, Dahlonega
  Joshua Krag Roydes, age 29, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Josh was born in Dahlonega, GA on April 2, 1987 to Clarence Phillip Set ...

Other

Melba Massey-Wells, 68, Ellijay
Melba Massey-Wells, age 68, of Ellijay passed away Friday, December 30, 2016.  Melba was a very strong woman who loved her family more than anything else; the glue that held h ...

White

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jeffrey Mason Westmoreland, age 18 months of Cleveland, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 30, 2016.  Jeffrey was born ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.