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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 9th, 2016

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Martha Louise Mote Ferguson, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Mrs. Ferguson was born on July 22, 1926 in Demorest, Georgia. She ...

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George Billy Smallwood, 62, Gainesville
 Mr. George Billy Smallwood, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   & ...
Connie Lee Smith, 50, Flowery Branch
Connie Lee Smith, age 50 of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, July 09, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Braselton following an extended illness. Graveside services ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.