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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Ravenel (Holloway) Haile, 95, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 29..  Born in Summer Shade, KY she was the daughter of the la ...
Harold Edward Gill, 85, Cumming
Harold Edward Gill, 85, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.    He was born in New Jersey and was a life-long Episcopalian.  Har ...

Habersham

Marvin Lee Cantrell, 79, Mt. Airy
  Marvin Lee Cantrell, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on July 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Harley Cantrell an ...

Jackson

Donald “Donnie” Bruce Miles, age 71, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Donnie was born in Maryland and moved to Georgia in 1994.  Survivors inc ...
David Allen Gloyd, 79, Commerce
Mr. David Allen Gloyd, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Gloyd was born in Sharon, CT to the late George Casper and Rose P ...
Danny E. Waldrop, 64, Talmo
Danny E. Waldrop, age 64 of Talmo, GA passed away Wednesday May 04, 2016.   Mr. Waldrop was the son of the late Gene and Guynita Smith Waldrop. He served our country as a ...
William Marvin Young, Jr, 70, Commerce
William Marvin Young, Jr. age 70 of Commerce passed away May 4, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Young was born September 5, 1945 in Decatu ...

Other

Arlys Jean Strub, 57, Alpharetta
Arlys Jean Strub, age 57, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  A native of Grundy Center, IA, then moving to Georgia in 1985. She enjoyed her career as a bus dri ...

Rabun

Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center.   He was born in Gainesville, GA on Septembe ...
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