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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 6th, 2016

Banks

Randy Loyd Spivey, 57, Maysville
  Randy Loyd Spivey, age 57 of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Gainesville on November 27, 1957, he was a son of the late Osca ...

Forsyth

Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, Cumming
Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, GA (and formerly of Phelps, NY) passed into the arms of her savior on April 6, 2016.  Born in Wellesley, MA she was the daughter of the ...
Margaret M. "Peggy" Megee, 74, of Cumming, GA died on April 6, 2016. Born in Ludlow, MA she was the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Martin.   Peggy re ...

Habersham

Sammie Allison, 71, Mt. Airy
Sammie Allison, age 71, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Mr. Allison was born on March 17, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
James Elbert Gibson, 72, Cornelia
James Elbert Gibson, age 72 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on May 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Elsord ...

Hall

Robert Brown Sr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Brown Sr. age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Brian Paul Key, 44, Gainesville
Brian Paul Key, age 44, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  Brian was a 1989 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School.  He was a member of Northside Church ...
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, Gainesville
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  He was surrounded by his loving family an ...
Mr. Howlett “Gene” Eugene Watson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &n ...

Jackson

Clara Louise Tunnell, 74, Jefferson
Clara Louise Tunnell, age 74 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday April 06, 2016.   Mrs. Tunnell  was the daughter of the late Grady and Grace Byrd Parks and was ...
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.