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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Evelyn Martin Samples, 80, Cumming
           Mrs. Evelyn Martin Samples age 80, lived most of her life in Hall County before moving to Forsyth County, passed away on August 10, 2016 at ...

Habersham

Marty Ray Black, 52, Demorest
Marty Ray Black, age 52, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, following a sudden illness. Mr. Black was born on September 20, 1963, in Gastonia, Nort ...
Dorothy Davis Born, 98, Turnerville
Dorothy Davis Born, age 98, of Turnerville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, following an extended illness.   Dorothy was born on May 17 ...
David Edwin Haslett, 79, Demorest
David Edwin Haslett, age 79, of Demorest passed away August 10, 2016.  Dave was born April 22, 1937 in Akron, Ohio.  His family moved to Maywood, Illinois when he was ...
Donna Gene Crews Owen, 65, Cornelia
Donna Gene Crews Owen, age 65 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Florida on March 4, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Donald Edward and ...

Hall

Larry Robert Fuller, 70, Gainesville
Larry Robert Fuller, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away August 10, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Fuller was born February 27, 1946 in Athens, ...
Jimmy Calvin Quillian, 91, Murrayville
Jimmy Calvin Quillian, 91, of Murrayville,  passed away, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 11, 1925 he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Sue Lane Couch, 67, Dahlonega
Sue Lane Couch, age 67, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on August 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Sue was the daughter of the late Grady and Birdi ...
Elinor Marie Shull, 85, Dahlonega
Elinor Marie Shull, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully on August 10, 2016.  Elinor was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mildred Buchanan and was also prec ...

White

Wayne Alexander, 66, Cleveland
Wayne Alexander age 66, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday August 10, 2016.  Mr. Alexander was born in White County the son of the late Charlie and Jessie Mae Butler Alexan ...
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.