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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 ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.