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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth B. (Ken) Brandel, Sr., of Cumming, GA died on July 7, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Muskegon, MI he was the son of the late Henry and Marguerite Brandel ...

Gwinnett

Lillian Hudgins Harrison, age 72 of Buford, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton following a brief illness. Funeral services ...

Habersham

Mattie West, 92, Cornelia
Mattie West, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Mrs. West was born on October 31, 1923 in Rogersville, Tennessee. She was of the Baptist Faith ...

Hall

Ford Melton Ash Sr., Gainesville
Ford Melton Ash Sr. passed away at one of his favorite places on July 7, 2016. The hunting camp where he found peace and felt closes to God and his son Ford Ash Jr. who is in Heave ...
Michael Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Garrett age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Eddie Ramey will officiate. ...
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, 39, Gainesville
Cecilia Garcia Jimenez, age 39, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 following an extended illness. She had worked at Rabbit Town Café previously, and is ...

Jackson

Max Allen McLinn, 52, Commerce
Max Allen McLinn, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday July 07, 2016.   Mr. McLinn was the son of Charles Lawrence McLinn and LaVella Irene Pond Nelson.   ...

Other

Mary Jane (Malone) Thomas, age 72 of Conyers, GA transitioned on July 7, 2016.  Mrs. Thomas leaves to cherish her memories her spouse Henry Lee Thomas; daughters: Patricia Bro ...
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.