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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Doris Collins Buckley, 91, Cumming
Doris Collins Buckley, age 91 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son, Mike Wood of Tipp City, OH. She is survived by her ch ...
Belinda Ann Stern, 60, Cumming
Belinda Ann Stern, age 60, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 7, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Rita Cameron; brothers, Brendan C ...

Hall

Emmie Allison, 77, Gainesville
        Mrs. Emmie Allison age 77, of Gainesville passed away December 7, 2016 at New Horizons at Lanier Park.      & ...
Jesus Perez, 19, Gainesville
Jesus Perez, age 19, of Gainesville, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   Jesus ...

Jackson

  Raymond Griffith Woodall, Jr. Born February 23, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jewel Giddens Woodall and Raymond Griffith Woodall, Sr. entered into rest Wednesday, Dec ...

Other

Ruby Dooley Davis, 77, Surfside Beach, SC
Mrs. Ruby Dooley Davis, age 77 of Surfside Beach, South Carolina passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her home. A daughter of the late Charles Richard Dooley, Sr. and Paul ...

Stephens

Hazel Lee Chastian Scroggs, 87, Eastanollee
Hazel Lee Chastain Scroggs, 87 of Eastanollee, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 07, 2016. Born in White County, Georgia on November 22, 1929, she was a daughter o ...
Phares Junior Smith, 89, Toccoa
Mr. Phares Junior Smith, age 89 of 2240 Anderson Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House, Watkinsville, Georgia. A son of ...
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