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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 ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.