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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 3rd, 2016

Banks

C.L. Pritchett (“Clarence Landers”) died peacefully in his home on June 2nd after a period of declining health resulting from Primary Progressive Aphasia (a form of dem ...

Habersham

Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, G ...
Ruth Wilson Oliver Smith, age 87, Alto, went to be with The Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on March 26, 1929 in Lula, Georgia. S ...

Hall

Jack Benson Gilstrap, Sr., 93, Gainesville
Jack Benson Gilstrap Sr., age 93, of Gainsville, GA passed away on June 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  Jack was born May 1, 1923 in Clermont, GA h ...
Chunese Christale Ivory Singleton was born on January 4th, 1977 to Cathy Ivory and Christopher Turner.  She departed this life on June 3rd, 2016 due to a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Charles Louis Claver, 71, Nicholson
Charles Louis Clavier age 71 of Nicholson passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens.   Mr. Clavier was born June 13, 1944 in Gary, Indiana t ...
John David Vandiver, 65, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John David Vandiver, age 65 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Vandiver was born in Athens, Georgia ...

Lumpkin

George Edwards, 79, Dahlonega
George Edwards, age 79, of Mendenhall, MS (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on May 31, 2016.   George was the son of the late Homer and Leona Edwards. He was also ...

Stephens

Cheryl Brown Carter, 59, Toccoa
Mrs. Cheryl Brown Carter age 59 of 1396 Ayersville Road, Toccoa passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Betty Nunn Brown and the late Bruce Brown, she w ...

White

Kenneth Emig, 64, Cleveland
Kenneth “Ken” Emig, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016. Mr. Emig was born March 15, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Arthur and Lillian Meyer Emig ...
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.