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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 20th, 2016


Wayne Lee Arrowood, 59, Alto
Wayne Lee Arrowood age 59 of Alto passed away March 20, 2016. Services will be held at a later date. Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.  


Annette “Peach” Hochstetler died at Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia on her 83rd birthday following complica ...


Homer Monroe Colston, 89, Demorest
Homer Monroe Colston, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Colston was born on July 24, 1926 in De ...


Margaret (Mausi) Pew, 89, Gainesville
Margaret (Mausi) Pew died on March 20, 2016, under the care of Pruitt Hospice at Lanier Village Estates. She was one of the original residents of Lanier Village Estates, having liv ...
Kaitlin McEachin Pierce, 26, Gainesville
Memorial Park North announces the death of Kaitlin McEachin Pierce age 26 of Gainesville Ga., who died on Sunday March 20, 2016 from injuries of an automobile accident. ...
Mary Inez Thurmond, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Inez Thurmond passed away on Sunday in her home following an extended illness. Born in Hall County, she was the daughter of Harold and Cassie Whelchel. Mrs. Thurmond was ...
Michael Harold Wiley, 63, Gainesville
Michael Harold Wiley, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Cha ...


Rev. James Edwin McGaha, age 79, of Canton, went home to be with his Lord on March 20, 2016.  Rev. McGaha pastored Bethany, New Harmony and Chalcedonia Baptist Churches from 1 ...


Lena Littlefield Adair, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Lena Littlefield Adair, age 90, of Cleveland, who passed away Sunday March 20, 2016.  Mrs. Adair was born in Adaisville the daughter of the late Buford and Lena Mae Sc ...
Allen Eugene Hauck, Jr., age 72 of Sautee, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hauck was born on December 2, 1943, in Atlanta, Georgia ...
Tammy Gean Holloway, 45, Cleveland
Mrs. Tammy Gean Holloway, age 45, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Holloway was born in Hall County in 1970. &nbs ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.