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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 20th, 2016

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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.  

Forsyth

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

Habersham

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 ...

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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 ...

Other

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 ...

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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 ...
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