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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2016

Dawson

Aretta Swanson, 86, Dawsonville
Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the lat ...

Forsyth

Lindbergh Miller, 88, Cumming
        Mr. Lindbergh Miller, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast George Medical Center following an extende ...
Lyman Thompson, 70, Cumming
Lyman Thompson 70, of Cumming passed away on August 18. 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Habersham

Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mer ...
Mageline Chapman Taylor, 97, Demorest
Mageline Chapman Taylor, age 97, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 3, 1918, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...

Hall

Rodney Glenn Crane, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Glenn Crane, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
David Lee Harris, 71, Gainesville
David Lee Harris, age 71, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 18, 2016. David served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He will always be remem ...
Mr. Lawrence F. “Buck” Story, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Erline Helmly Story, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living, Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Gerone Durham Wilson, 85, Gainesville
Gerone Durham Wilson, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      Grav ...

Jackson

Patricia I. Beck, 52, Commerce
Patricia I. Beck, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 18, 2016.   Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late William Edward and Farrell Fletcher Allen. She wa ...
Therion Lloyd Boyd, 70, Hoschton
Therion Lloyd Boyd, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Therion was a member, deacon and trustee at The Church of Hoschton.  He was Captain and Watch Co ...

Lumpkin

Imogene Carder Shelnut, 84, Dahlonega
Imogene Carder Shelnut, age 84, of Dahlonega and Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. Mrs. Shelnut was born in Suches, GA, on May 22, 1932, the daughter of the ...
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