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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Randy Wiley, 72, Buford
William R. “Randy” Wiley, age 72, of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Lorena Stanley Alexander, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Granny Lorena was born on August 15, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Earl ...

Hall

Florene Payne Allen, 79, Murrayville
Florene Payne Allen age 79 of Murrayville, GA passed away on March 30, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born and raised in Murrayville, GA and was a member ...
Betty Jo Edwards, 76, Murrayville
Funeral services for Betty Jo Edwards age 76 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April  2, 2016 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Ba ...
Wayne Lester, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born on May 9, 1951, Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Joe Preston Lester Sr., sister in law, ...

Jackson

Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr, 69, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr., age 69, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Minish was the son of the late J.D. and ...
Helen W. Stephens, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Helen W. Stephens, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Tignall to the late Ernest an ...

Lumpkin

Myrtle M. Wright, 98, Dahlonega
Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright, age 98 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.   Myrtle was the oldest of twelve children, born on September 13, ...

Other

Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr.,, 76, Greenwood, SC
  Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr., formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away on March 30, 2016.   Born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 17, 1934, he was the ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69