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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 12th, 2016

Banks

Louise Broome, 69, Ruskin, Fl.
Louise Broome, 69 of Ruskin, Florida formerly of Banks County, passed May 12, 2016, peacefully at home.  Louise was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough Co ...

Forsyth

Johnie Edwin Mathis, 76, Cumming
Johnie Edwin Mathis, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was a retired Master Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force with 23 years of service. Joh ...

Gwinnett

J. I. O’Shields, 91, Dunwoody
J. I. O’Shields, age 91, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 1PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Hall

Doris Sella Barrett, 92, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Doris Sella Barrett, 92 years old, died peacefully at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Thursday, May 12, 2016.   She was born April 14, 1924 in Pate ...
Onia H. Saine, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Onia Heaton Saine, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore, Rev. J ...
Kirk Andre Taylor, 55, Gainesville
  Kirk Andre Taylor, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 1 PM Thu ...

Jackson

George Anthony “Tony” Ervin, age 79 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ervin was the son of the late George Rufus and Kathleen M ...

White

Sally Louise Hudson, 83, Cleveland
Sally Louise Hudson, age 83 of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2016 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. Mrs. Hudson was born on August 18, 1932, in Travis City, ...
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.