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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69