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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 ...
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
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.