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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 31st, 2016

Forsyth

Bonnie Bennett McClure, 102, Cumming
Bonnie Bennett McClure, age 102 of Cumming, passed away (with peace and grace) on Saturday, December 31, 2016.    A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Mrs. McClur ...
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, Gainesville
Dorothy Jean Merrill, 70, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lanier Place, Cumming, Ga.    Arrangements by McDonald and Son ...

Habersham

Bishop Chester M. Smith, 77, Demorest
Bishop Chester M. Smith, age 77 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at his residence. Born in Reedsville, West Virginia on October 3, 1939 ...

Hall

Harry "Bud" Peterson, 89, Flowery Branch
Harry “Bud” Peterson, 89, of Flowery Branch GA, passed away on December 31, 2016 at Hope Care Center in Dacula. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, ...
Dina Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Robinson, of Gainesville, passed away on December 31, 2016.  The funeral will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  In ...
Dina Fidler Robinson, Gainesville
Dina Fidler Robinson passed away December 31, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Memorial Funeral Home on Riverside Drive w ...
John Whitmire, 92, Gainesville
Mr. "J D" John Daniel Whitmire age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

James D. Hensley, 69, Commerce
Mr. James D. Hensley, age 69 of Commerce, Ga passed away at his residence following an extended illness.            Funeral se ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sinclair Wells, 54, Dahlonega
Charles Sinclair Wells, age 54, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on December 31, 2016.   Charles was born in Leesburg, FL on August 1, 1962 to Hugh Sinclair Wells and Gloria Je ...
Sue Woody, 66, Dahlonega
Sue Woody, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away suddenly on Saturday December 31, 2016. Sue was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA.  She worked as a cook for ...

Other

Pat Lee, Atlanta
Pat Lee, of Atlanta, passed away on December 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Memorial Park North.  The famil ...
Muriell Duey Martin, 86, Danielsville
Muriell Duey Martin, age 86 of Danielsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born in Deshler, Nebraska, on October 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late D ...

Stephens

James Lawrence Haynes, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Lawrence Haynes, age 75 of 198 Davis Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the la ...
Roy Dwayne Pless, 38, Eastanollee
Mr. Roy Dwayne Pless, age 38 of 202 Eastanollee School Road, Eastanollee passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. A son of Sonny Pless and the late Delores Littleton ...

White

Yvondia Virginia Moseley, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Yvondia Virginia Moseley, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Moseley passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Funeral service ...
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...