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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 28th, 2016

Dawson

David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, Dawsonville
David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born Octob ...
Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Maxine was born August 1 ...

Habersham

Byron Keith Duncan, 59, Alto
    Byron Keith Duncan, age 59, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016.   Mr. Duncan was born on August 1, 1956 in Habersham County, Ge ...
  Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shook Roberts, age 80, of Cornelia will be held Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Oakey Mountain Baptist Ch ...

Hall

James Frank Bagwell, 80, Gainesville
James Frank Bagwell, 80, a lifetime resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville. Celebration of Life services wil ...
Kay Francis Dean, 82, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kay Francis Dean age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
Carolyn Jones, 55, Gainesville
Ms. Carolyn Jones age 55 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled f ...
Toni (Tonita) McCormick Lesser passed away on March 24th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she entered Heavens Gates. Toni was ...
Erin Lynn McCollum, 36, Gainesville
Erin Lynn McCollum, age 36, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Miss McCollum was born on March 25, 1980 in ...
Mrs. Laura Virdell Smith Smallwood, 96, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. Born on April 2, 1919, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. She was the dau ...
Mr. Oda R. “Reggie” Weaver, age 66, of Braselton passed away, following an extended illness, on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial Services ...

Jackson

Carl Appleton Simpkins, 90, Commerce
Carl Appleton Simpkins, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 after a brief illness.   Mr. Simpkins was born in Carroll County on Oct. 29, 1925 to th ...
Gene Aaron, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gene Aaron, age 64 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mr. Aaron was born in Commerce, Georgia, ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Florence Weber Brookshire, age 94 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mrs. Brookshire was born i ...
Edward Lee Vandiver, 65, Jefferson
Mr. Edward Lee Vandiver, age 65, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Landmark Hospital.  Mr. Vandiver was born in Commerce to Johnnie Lou Moore of Commerce and the ...
Martin David “Beau” Weaver, III, age 67 of Homer, GA passed away Saturday March 26, 2016. Mr. Weaver was the son of the late Martin D. and Mary Lawson Weaver, Jr., a ...

Other

Dorothy “Tina” Cristina Christian-Bishop, age 50 of Hull, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016.   Mrs. Christian was the daughter of Susan Pittman Kingsolver ...
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.