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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 29th, 2016

Banks

Myron Arthur Hunt, 74 of Banks County passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Gwinnett County, Georgia on June 9, 1941, Mr. Hunt was a son of the late Arthur Guy & C ...

Gwinnett

Karl L. Michel, Jr, 86, Buford
Karl L. Michel, Jr., age 86 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, March 29, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Da ...

Habersham

Lloyd Cantrell, 57, Demorest
Lloyd Cantrell, age 57 Demorest, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 23, 1958, he was the son of the late Orville Earnest Cantrell and Novic ...
Charles Michael “Mike” Esslinger, age 66 of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on March 29, 2016 at his home after a long illness. Born in Emporia, Kansas, he was a ...
Dorothy Stump Largin, 74, Demorest
Dorothy Stump Largin, age 74, Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Austell, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mrs. Largin was born on December 5, 1941 in Rocky Mount, V ...
James Stroud, 94, Cornelia
James “J.C.” Stroud, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Mr. Stroud was born on July 6, 1921 in Stephens County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, 52, Oakwood
Mr. Ramiro Paramo Sanchez, age 52, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Evelyn Cleo Peebles, 85, Gainesville
    Mrs. Evelyn Cleo Peebles, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. &nb ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Brantley Pitts, Sr., age 72 of 3994 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Jess ...
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.