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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

M.L. “Shorty” Hamby, age 88, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Shorty founded, and has owned and operated Hamby’s Garage since 1945.  He ...
Truman Aris Samples, 70, Cumming
Truman Aris Samples, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held Friday,  August 5,  2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Daves Creek ...

Habersham

Susie Long Watts, 70, Cornelia
Susie Long Watts, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Watts was born on August 13, 1945, in Habersham County, Georgia to Irma Lou Long of ...

Hall

James Edwin Gilmer, 70, Gainesville
The honorary mayor of New Holland, Mr. James Edwin Gilmer, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on August 3, 2016 at the age of 70.   Mr. Gilmer ...

Jackson

James Lamartine Smith, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lamartine Smith, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Brad Turner Hays, 59, Dahlonega
Brad Turner Hays, 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Pilesgrove, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the ...

Stephens

Sara Ruth Baumann, 101, Toccoa
Sara Ruth Baumann of Toccoa, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was 101 years old.   A daughter of the late John and Bertha ...
Dawn Michelle Dill, 37, Toccoa
Miss. Dawn Michelle Dill, age 37 of 99 Westwood Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Winnie Burton Dill and the late George D ...
William Blanton Martin, age 74, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Martin was born on November 15, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded in ...
Mrs. Lillian Whitmire Mitchell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Whitmire, she was ...
Mrs. Jayne Marlow Brock Pressley, age 73 of 99 Vanmar Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.O. and Sue Farrow B ...
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.