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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 30th, 2016

Dawson

Faye Jones, 82, Dawsonville
Faye Jones, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 30, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born November 13, 1933 in Crabapple to th ...

Forsyth

Patricia Louise Newton, 79, Cumming
Patricia Louise Newton, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday evening. Mrs. Newton was born in Marietta, GA. She was the daughter of D.B. and Ruby Braselton and the wife ...
Mark Williams, 62, Cumming
Mark Williams, age 62, of Cumming, GA, passed away on June 30, 2016. Mark was a member of Church Of The Good Shephard in Cumming. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and B ...

Hall

Mr. Jason Eli (J.E.) Garrett Jr., age 92, passed away on June 30, 2016. Mr. Garrett was born in Hall County on July 17, 1923. He was active in St. Paul United Methodist Church f ...
Lawson McKenzie "Mac" Graham, 74, Gainesville
Mac Graham died unexpectedly at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with the love of his life, Madge Filbey Graham, and his cherished sister, Patsy Leonard, by his side. Mac was bo ...
Elbert 'Bud' Hoffman, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Elbert “Bud” Hoffman, age 81, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Braselton, surrounded by his family.   ...
Larry Joe Payne, 79, Gainesville
Larry Joe Payne, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a brief battle with brain cancer.  A lifelong resident of Hall County, Larry was the son of the late ...
Kelli Cain Pirkle, 46, Gainesville
Kelli Cain Pirkle,age 46 0f Gainesville Georgia . Loving wife, mother, daughter and sister died peacefully on June 30th surrounded by her family and friends after a cou ...

Jackson

Barbara Nanette Buchanan age 85 of Athens passed away Thursday June 30, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Miss Buchanan was born March 26, 1931 to the late Clyde ...

Stephens

Timothy Lewis Andrews, 51, Martin
Mr. Timothy Lewis Andrews. age 51 of 18179 Hwy 17, Martin, GA, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. A son of Clarenc ...
Mr. Lovic Pierce “Bub” Greer Jr. age 97 of 141 Greer Lane, Toccoa passed away Friday June 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lovic Pierce and Eva Gib ...
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.
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