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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 15th, 2016

Hall

Hammond Davis, 93, Gainesville
  On June 15, 2016, Hammond Davis received a call. It was the sort of offer he couldn’t refuse, for an assignment to a place he had never been before, and, unlike his ...
 Mrs. Maria Gurrola- De Aguirre age 33 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        Fune ...

Jackson

Linda Woods Holt Cartledge, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Cartledge was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Wilb ...
Rossly Ann Brown Shook, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Rossly Ann Brown Shook, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Shook was born in Homer to the late Harold and Naomi Kim ...

Other

Donald Hugh Allen, 80, DeLand, Fl.
DONALD HUGH ALLEN, age 80, of DeLand, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Inurnment memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Fr ...
Clarence F. Elrod, 68, Greer, SC
Clarence F. Elrod, age 68 of Greer, SC passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016.   Mr. Elrod was born in Gainesville, GA and was the son of the late Clarence J. and Omie Nati ...

Stephens

James Rockwell “Rocky” Potts, age 50, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Mr. Potts was born on March 19, 1966, in Commerce, Georgia, to the ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.