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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

Banks

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 ...

Gwinnett

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

White

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 ...
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
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.