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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
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.