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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 ...

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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
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.