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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 18th, 2016

Forsyth

Sammy Gene Hester, 61, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hester, age 61, of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and is preceded in death by father, Gene Ha ...
Paisley Jo Toole, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Paisley Jo Toole, infant daughter of Brandon and Emily Toole of Cumming,  passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother ...

Gwinnett

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, 62, Lawrenceville
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, age 62 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was a drummer for the group Edge. He was preceded in dea ...

Habersham

Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia on October 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Corinna Pirkle J ...

Hall

Doris Irene Cain, 93, Murrayville
Doris Irene Cain, age 93 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Mrs. Cain was born June 21, 1923 in England. She was a seamstress for Roswell Manufacturin ...
Frances West Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances West Reynolds, 82 of Gainesville died Sunday September 18, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Herschel and Ola Cro ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.