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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Reita Gilleland, 85, Cumming
Reita Gilleland, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver City on February 7, 2016 after many years of extended illness. Reita was the former owner of two popular Cumming R ...

Gwinnett

Harold V. Hogan, Jr.,, 87, Lawrenceville
Harold V. Hogan, Jr., age 87 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Clovia June Parker Grogan Harper, age 70 of Demorest will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment ...

Hall

Randy Donald Howard, 50, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Ward's  Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Donald Howard age 50 of Gainesville. Billie Jo Clark and ...
Gloria Rose (Decker) Strautman, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia (formerly of Fairborn, Ohio) passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, 76, Gainesville
           Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Halcyon House following ...
Kathy Elaine Williams, 53, Gainesville
Home Going services for Mrs. Kathy Elaine Williams age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, @ 2:00 pm ,at Young's Funeral Home, 1553 Old ...

Lumpkin

Susann Rilla Hirst, 75, Dahlonega
Susann Rilla Hirst, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016  She was devoted to her family, students and faith in the Lord Jesus Chr ...
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