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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Harry D. Foust., 96, Cumming
Harry D. Foust, age 96 of Forsyth County, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.   Memorial services will be held Thursday, ...

Hall

Roy Henry Brewer, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Roy Henry Brewer, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satur ...
Darryl Eugene Clemons, 67, Taylors, SC formerly of Lawrenceville
Mr. Darryl Eugene Clemons, age 67, of Taylors, South Carolina, formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, So ...
Bobby L. Wiley, 83, Gainesville
   Mr. Bobby L. Wiley, age 83, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Calhoun, Georgia.       ...

Jackson

Empsey Odell Barrier, 76, Maysville
Mr. Empsey Odell Barrier, age 76, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrier was born in Hickory, NC to the late Emcy ...
Frances Mozelle Palmer, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mozelle Palmer, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Palmer was born in Clayton, GA to the late Tom and N ...

Other

John Crawford Hicks II, 90, Shreveport, LA
John Crawford Hicks II was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 25, 1926 and passed away after a lengthy illness on February 20, 2016 at home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Crawford was ...

White

Georgia Ann Norrell, 74, Cleveland
Georgia Ann Norrell, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Norrell was born May 15, 1941 in Opelika, AL to the late Jack and Judy ...
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