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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 31st, 2016

Dawson

James Harold Magnusson, 84, Dawsonville
James Harold Magnusson, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away March 31, 2016. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Lila Magnusson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Larry Franklin “Frank” Rush, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...
Paul Randolph Verdin, 62, Buford
Mr. Paul Randolph Verdin, age 62, of Buford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...

Habersham

Dennis L. Minix, 74, Demorest
Dennis L. Minix, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on June 30, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Pauline Ball Min ...

Hall

Anastacia Champion, 32, Gainesville
Ms. Anastacia Champion transitioned this life on March 31, 2016.  She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Cosmetology where she found the love of styling  hair. ...
Gholston Peoples, 85, Gainesville
Gholston Peoples age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Annie Lee Sutton Cathey, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Lee Sutton Cathey,age 94 of Gainesville. Mrs. Cathey passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ga ...
Alton Ellison, 62, Gainesville
Alton Ellison age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., 59, Gainesville
 Mr. Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Graveside services are schedu ...
 Linda Darlene Wehunt Pinkerton, age 56 of Lula, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.             Memorial se ...
Matthew G. Williams, 53, Gainesville
Matthew G. Williams, 53, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness.   Matthew grew up in Atlanta and was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth ...
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Nicely- Williams was born to the late L.C. and Lucille Nicely on May 5, 1956. Mrs. Williams was born in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. S ...

Lumpkin

Litton DeJarnette, 75, Dahlonega
Litton DeJarnette lost his courageous battle with Leukemia, Thursday, March 7, 2016. Litton was 75, born September 24, 1940 to the late Mary & Jim deJarnette. Litton and his wi ...

Stephens

Grady Leon Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Grady Leon Scott, age 63 of 1365 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Clarence and Macie Scott, he ...
Morene Adams Sheriff, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Morene Adams Sheriff, age 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home in Eastanollee, Georgia. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Maude Crawford Adams, ...

White

Augustus R. King, III, 74, Sautee
Augustus R. King, III, age 74 of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. King was born on December 22, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the lat ...
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