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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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