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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 1st, 2016

Dawson

William Edward Gordon, III, 38, Dawsonville
William Edward Gordon, III, age 38 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville.   He is survived by his ...

Habersham

Valerie G. Perdue, 91, Demorest
Valerie G. Perdue, age 91, of Magnolia Hills Assisted Living in Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016. Ms. Perdue was born on July 10, 1924 in Tampa, Florida t ...

Hall

James "Andy" Franklin, 37, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday July 6, 2016 in the Little Davenport chapel for Mr. James "Andy" Franklin 37 of Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Franklin died Frida ...
Lara Harris, 81, Gainesville
Lara Harris age 81 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Harris was born January 23, 1935 in Gainesville, GA to the late ...

Other

Fred Eugene Brown, 71, Hull, formerly of Hartwell
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Fred Eugene Brown, age 71, of Hull, GA, who passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016. Mr. Brown was born in Hartwell, Georgia, a son to the ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Laura Darlene Traylor McDuffie, age 57 of Cleveland. Mrs. McDuffie passed away Friday, July 1, 2016. Funeral service ...
Aaron Savon Williams, 21, Cleveland
Aaron Savon Williams, age 21 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016.  Mr. Williams was born May 29, 1995 in Dahlonega, GA to Monica Trammell Ingram. Savon graduated ...
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