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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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.