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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 12th, 2016

Banks

Della Louise Blackwell Parker, age 71 of Alto, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016. Born in Pickens County, Georgia on September 15, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hollis ...

Dawson

Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel, 74, Dawsonville
Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel , 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born April 10, 1942 to the late Charl ...
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, Dawsonville
Faye Cooke Wiltfang, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born April 14, 1945 in Roanoke Rapids ...

Forsyth

Janice Calhoun Clark, 62, Cumming
Janice Calhoun Clark passed away peacefully into her heavenly father’s arms with her loving family around her bedside at her home in Cumming, GA on August 12th, 2016. Janice ...

Habersham

Cassandra Leigh Russell, age 66, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11: ...
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, 49, Clarkesville
Jeanette Velvet Sanchez, age 49, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016, following an extended illness. Memorial services will be h ...

Hall

Judina Knight Hill, 83, Gainesville
Our beloved mother, Ms. Judina Knight Hill, (Judy), age 83 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Judy was born January 9, 1933 in Coving ...
Nell Holbrook, 96, Gainesville
  Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. for Nell Holbrook, 96, of Gainesville. The Rev. Geoff Grubbs and ...
Mr. Barry W. (Bill) Phillips, 67 of Lula, GA, passed away at home on August 12, 2016.     Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2016 in the ...
Callie Bennett Pullen, 96, Gainesville
Callie Bennett Pullen, a native of Hall County, passed away on Wednesday evening at Presbyterian Home of Quitman, Georgia.  She was born to William L. Bennett and Ethel LeMast ...
Betty Stewart, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Stewart age 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 12, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday Au ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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