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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Larry Holtzclaw, 72, Cumming
Larry Holtzclaw, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belon and Dessie ...

Habersham

Elaine G. Wall, Mt., 76
Elaine G. Wall, age 76, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord and her husband, Frank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Come go with us, the best is yet to be. Mrs. Wall wa ...

Hall

Ms. Shirley Howard Curtin, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sched ...
Luke William Terrill Martin, 16, Gainesville
Luke William Terrill  Martin, 16 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2015 in Cairo, Ga. from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Luke ...
George Shanks, 85, Gainesville
Mr. George Shanks, 85 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Jeffery Ray Whisnant, 46, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jeffery Ray Whisnant, age 46 of Gainesville. The Rev. Steve Whisnant and ...

Jackson

David Lester Beville, 66, Braselton
David Lester Beville went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta July 18, 1949 to Sylvia and Forrest Beville. He graduated from Brown High School in 1967 ...
George Edwin Bradberry, 66, Commerce
Mr. George Edwin Bradberry, age 66, of Commerce died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Bradberry was born in Athens to the late, Robert Donald and Grace Bettis Bradb ...

Lumpkin

Gregory Kent Pierce, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Gregory Kent Pierce, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016 following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, Marietta
Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016.  Born in Cheshire, OH she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and ...
Helen Corine Thornton, 95, Canton
Helen Corine Thornton, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was the oldest member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She loved gardening and quilting. She was pre ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.