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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 13th, 2016

Banks

Fredrick “Fred” Eugene Garmon, age 58, of Gillsville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, September 9, 2016 from ...

Dawson

Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr, 81, Dawsonville
Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr., age 81 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on September 13, 2016. Raymond was the son of the late Raymond C. and Eleanor Lawrence Newirth and was also p ...

Forsyth

Willie Leon Langley, 78, Cumming
Willie Leon Langley was born in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on October 14, 1937 to Lillie Mae (Smith) and Willie Langley. He passed away on Tuesday morning, September 13, 2 ...

Habersham

Edith Davidson, 78, Alto
Edith Turner Davidson, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Mrs. Davidson was born on February 10, 1938, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...
Paul Glenn Murphy, 66, Cornelia
Paul Glenn Murphy, age 66 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on J ...

Hall

Sherrie Colborn, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Sherrie Colborn, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, GA and retired from Regions Bank where she worked as a Loan Of ...
Mrs.Candace Loraine Harris, age 57 was born May 31, 1959 in Clark County to Mrs. Mary Thomas Camp and the late Mr. Robert Stevens Sr. She departed this life after an extended illne ...
Travis Watts Honeycutt, 73, Gainesville
Travis Watts Honeycutt, age 73, Gainesville, GA, a lifelong chemical engineer, inventor and innovator, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away on September 13, 2016. He ...
Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, 60, Gillsville
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, age 60 of Gillsville passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are ...
Joan Ruth Williams, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Ruth Williams, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Private Services will be held by the family. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 F ...

Jackson

Gwen Turner Brooks, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwen Turner Brooks, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Jas ...

Other

Willie Jean Watson, 84, Canton. formerly of Cumming
Willie Jean Watson, age 84 of Canton, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and enjoyed her Church. She was ...
  Our loving husband, dad and friend went to heaven today. John Charles “Jay” Wilkins, Sr., 68, of Pace, FL passed away on September 13, 2016.  Jay was bor ...

Stephens

Charles Michael Blackwell, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Charles Michael Blackwell, age 58 of 2201 Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Charles Ernest and ...
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