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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 20th, 2016

Habersham

Paul Douglas “Doug” Forester, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Mr. Forester was born on November 20, 1944 in Gainesville, ...
Funeral services for Patricia Irene “Patti” Olmsted Patterson, age 70, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church. ...

Hall

Timothy William King, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Timothy William King age 53 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday August 20, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. King was ...
Randall Hugh Turpin, 69, Gainesville
Randall Hugh Turpin, age 69 of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 20, 2016. Mr. Turpin was born January 22, 1947 in Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Joyce Tolbert, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Joyce Tolbert, age 85 of Commerce died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Tolbert was born in Nicholson to the late, Oliver Charles and Ethel “Babe&r ...
Tommy Gene Venable, 76, Nicholson
Mr. Tommy Gene Venable, age 76 of Nicholson died, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Venable was born in Nicholson to the late, Carlton and Ollie Mae Adams. &nbs ...

Lumpkin

George Kennedy Hinton, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. George Kennedy Hinton, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence. Born in Columbus, Georgia on July 25, 1931, he was the son of Walter B. 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