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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2016

Forsyth

Misko, William John “Bill”, age 66, passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 9:00pm in Cumming, Georgia of complications to a service related injury. He was born in H ...

Gwinnett

 Mr. Jerry “Wayne” Archer age 74 of Duluth passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services will be planned. ...

Habersham

Don Carroll, 84, Clarkesville
Don Carroll, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, following an extended illness.  Mr. Carroll was born on March 20, 1932 in Carrollt ...
Willard Wesley Cook, 90, Clarkesville
Willard Wesley Cook, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Mr. Cook was born on January 17, 1926 in Dacula, Georgia to the la ...
Jesse Robert Looney, 33, Demorest
Jesse Robert Looney, age 33, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Mr. Looney was born February 3, 1983 in Anniston, AL. He was preceded in de ...

Hall

Ruby Dean (Cleveland) Thomas, age 88 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mesun Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Ap ...

Jackson

Loyd Iven Shipley, 67, Bethlehem
Loyd Iven Shipley, age 67, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  He loved motorcycles and his family.  Survivors include his sons Horace Shipley and Sabrina ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Louise Riddle, 86, Dahlonega
  Evelyn Louise Riddle, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 20, 2016.   Evelyn was born October 20, 1929.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Oa ...

Other

James W. Bruce, 63, McDonough
James W. Bruce, age 63 of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.co ...

Rabun

Thomas Dee Hammons, 51, Clayton
Mr. Thomas Dee Hammons, age 51 of 73 Peaceful Lane, Clayton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.   A son of Tom Hammons and M ...
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.