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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 22nd, 2016

Gwinnett

Harry Douglas “Doug” Wallace, age 77 of Buford, GA died Monday, August 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August ...

Habersham

Maude Ree Thompson Broom, 88, Demorest
Funeral services for Maud Ree Thompson Broom, age 88, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville.  ...
James Simmemon, 56, Alto
James Simmemon, age 56, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. Mr. Simmemon was born on June 25, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia. He is preceded in death by ...

Other

Leslie Earl Kemp, 61, Cedar Bluff, AL
Leslie Earl Kemp age 61 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, formerly of Atlanta passed away August 22, 2016 from complications of COPD.  Surviving are his mother, Bobbie T. Kemp and his ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Elda McFarlin Hallford, age 83 of 424 Law House Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Fitzugh L. and Floss ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.