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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Billie C. Russo, 80, Dawsonville
Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 24, 1936, Dr. Russo had been ...

Forsyth

Robert L. Mehler, 87, Cumming
Robert L. Mehler, age 87, of Cumming, formerly of Hazlet, NJ passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Mehler and served i ...

Habersham

Julian Vernon Donald, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Julian Vernon Donald, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Nacoochee United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Chew ...

Hall

Rodney Allen, 69, Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville
      Mr. Rodney Allen, age 69, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.      &n ...
Franklin Leon Rider, 80, Gainesville
Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.     Funeral services ...
    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Robinson passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia.            ...
David G. Stuker, 81, Murrayville
David Stuker, 81, of Murrayville, passed away April 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Stuker and daughter, Lisa Stuker. He is survived by his sons and dau ...

Jackson

Freida Hodges Sikes, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Freida Hodges Sikes, age 92 of Lula died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro to the late, Frank and Maggie Grime ...
Dale Coleman Wilson, 63, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dale Coleman Wilson, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Mrs. Wilson was bo ...

White

Clara L. Brigham, 44, Cleveland
Clara L. Brigham, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her residence.  Ms. Brigham was born May 1, 1971 in Anchorage, AK to the alter Albert C. Sloan ...
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
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.