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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 22nd, 2016

Dawson

Betty Jo Greeson Barker, 81, Dawsonville
Betty Jo Greeson Barker, age 81, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA (formerly of Gainesville, GA) passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016 surrounded by her family and loved o ...

Forsyth

Robert Philip Hasse, 52, Cumming
Robert Philip Hasse age 52 of Cumming, formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016. Rob gave so much of his time, creativity and energy to everything h ...
Betty Lunsford Jones, 77, Cumming
For several years, Betty bravely fought the debilitating effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  On March 22, 2016, Betty Jones, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia, ...
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, Cumming
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away at her home on March 11, 2016.  Born in Saugas, MA on November 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clayton Longf ...
Harry Brynley Preston, 68, Cumming
Harry Brynley Preston, age 68, of Cumming, GA., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA. Born August 16, 1947, in B ...

Hall

Salvador Ramirez Florez, 61, Gainesville
  Salvador Ramirez Florez, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at Hi ...
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, 78, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.   She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas D. Fowler, Jr ...
Florence Marie Purcell, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Florence Marie Purcell, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.    Florence was born on November 28, 1934 ...
Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59 of Gainesville died Friday March 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Walker had lived in G ...

Jackson

Horace Milledge Dooley, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Milledge Dooley, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Mr. Dooley was born in Oconee County Georgia ...
Annie Louise Dyer, 97, Commerce
Annie Louise Dyer, age 97, of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of the late Marion and Azie Collins Dyer, and was the widow of Ray Dyer ...
Myrtie Lynn Wright, 51, Commerce
Myrtie Lynn Wright, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Mrs. Wright was the daughter of Willie and Lutrelle Kitchens Booth and was the widow of ...

Lumpkin

Laurence M. (Sunny) Bragg, 87, Dahlonega
Laurence M. “Sunny” Bragg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 87.  A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, he was raised in the home ...
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.