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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth Merlin Day, 62, Cumming
Kenneth Merlin Day, age 62 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from lung/bone cancer, and was surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving Husband, Father and ...
Weldon Tallant, 68, Cumming
Weldon Tallant, age 68 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Weldon was a poultry farmer, owned and operated Tallant& ...

Habersham

Stella S. Thompson, 94, Cornelia
Stella S. Thompson age 94 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on November 23, 1921, she was a ...

Hall

Willie Fay Carder, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Willie Fay Carder, age 91 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Grizzle and Rev. ...

Other

Felicia Ann Bradshaw Moon, age 35, of Bogart, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Felicia was a member of Faith Harbor Baptist Church in Auburn.  Survivors include h ...
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
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