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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 ...
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