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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 30th, 2016

Forsyth

  Alan Joseph Meade Jr affectionately known as "Big Al" passed peacefully on Saturday April 30th 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 16 1937 in B ...

Gwinnett

Rayford Leonard Vickers, age 89 of Dacula, (formerly of Flowery Branch), passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 following a short illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Habersham

Gladys Marian Woodward, 94, Cornelia
Gladys Marian Woodward, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. No formal services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funera ...

Hall

Mrs. Eva Dell Allison Hughes, 85 of Oakwood passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Will ...
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, 42, Gillsville
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, age 42 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 on his farm following a sudden illness.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Joyce Willis, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Willis, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, May 2, 201 ...

Jackson

William Oliver Lightfoot, 88, Commerce
William Oliver Lightfoot age 88 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lightfoot was born on January 4, 1928 to the late Warren &am ...
Vaughn Grady Stiles, 75, Commerce
VaughnL Grady Stiles 75 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30,2016 following a brief illness. He was born June 9, 1940 in Sylvia, N.C. to the late late Grady Monroe and Mary ...

Other

Juddie Smith Watkins, 94, Lavonia
  Mrs. Juddie Smith Watkins, age 94, of North Fork, Lavonia, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa.    Daughter o ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Berland “Bob” Revels, age 89 of Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his residence.   Son of the late J.C. and ...
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