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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 9th, 2016

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Samantha Irene Williams, age 18 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 08, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Stephens County, Georgia o ...

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Carole Lee Martin, 81, Suwanee
Carole Lee Martin, age 81 of Suwanee, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and hospitality chairman for the Honda Classic Golf ...

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Kathleen Hayes, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday December 13 , 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Kathleen Mayes Hayes age 95 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Pinson will ...
Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Pauline Reed Strickland, age 95, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness She was born in Gainesville, GA. On February 2, 1921 t ...
Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nellie Pauline Smith Payne, age 91, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Jackson County, GA. on May 14, 1925 to ...

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Earl Fisher, 92, Cleveland
Earl Fisher, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Fisher was born on December 22, 1923, in Whit ...
Hazel Winkler, 89, Cleveland
Hazel Tow Winkler, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 9, 2016.    Mrs. Winkler was born to the la ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.