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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 27th, 2016

Gwinnett

Fred Alexander Frey, 89, Suwanee
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, of Suwanee, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on September 27, 2016.  Born in Easton, KS he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Frey.  Hi ...
Carrie Mozelle Stanford McGehee, age 86, of Suwanee passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  Mozelle worked for 26 years for the Forsyth County Board of Education as a food s ...
Thomas F. O’Meara Jr. age 52 of Dacula, GA. died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA. Beloved husband of the late Janet; loving son of Thom ...

Habersham

Pearl Smith Banks, 91, Demorest
Pearl Smith Banks, age 91 of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in C ...

Hall

Raymond Timothy “Timmy” Patton, age 58, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Raymond was born December 22, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. to Robert Patton, Sr. and Annette Watkin ...
Elodia Chavez De Velasquez, 66, Gainesville
     Mrs. Elodia Chavez De Velasquez age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extende ...

White

Margaret W. Nix, 88, Cleveland
Margaret W. Nix, age 88, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Mrs. Nix was born in Lindell, GA the daughter of the late Andy and Effie Pless Warren.   ...
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