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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 4th, 2016

Dawson

Kenneth (K.K.) Turner, 85, Dawsonville
Kenneth “K. K.” Turner, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born November 27, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph and Myrtie Vera Turner, he ...

Forsyth

Barbara Pirkle, 74, Cumming
Barbara Pirkle, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother, B ...

Gwinnett

Ellen Edith Lackey Sturm, age 91 of Athens, GA died December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. T ...

Habersham

Comer Rudeseal, 101, Mt. Airy
Comer Rudeseal, age 101, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Mr. Rudeseal was born on June 20, 1915 in Mount Airy, Georgia to James Henry and N ...

Hall

James Curtis Griffith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Curtis Griffith, also known as “Big Daddy” and “The Dr.” was ushered into eternal rest on December 4, 2016.  James was born October 31, 1932 ...
Vallie Lorene Patton passed away December 4, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chape ...
Mr. “Mack” Malcolm Gordon Pittman, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Helen Spencer, 86, Oakwood
Helen Spencer, 86, of Oakwood, died Sunday December 4, 2016.  A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, Helen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the dau ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Graves, 78, Hoschton
Nancy Ruth Graves, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 2005 Hurric ...
Faye Brookshire Roberts, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Brookshire Roberts, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. Roberts was born in ...

Rabun

Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, 90, Lakemont
Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, age 90, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Rosemary was the daughter of Bernard “B.P” P ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, age 91 of Lula. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Graveside services are sc ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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