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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, daughter of Chesley and Laura Mae Hammond, was born on November 10, 1939 in Forsyth County, Georgia.  She grew up in the Coal Mountain ...

Habersham

Col. William J. Plutt, 71, Clarkesville
Col. William J. Plutt, age 71, of Clarkesville passed away September 6, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is the son of the late H ...

Hall

Myron Brady Davidson, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Myron Brady Davidson, age 64 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Jerry Jackson Davis, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. William Jerry Jackson Davis, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an accidental death. Funeral se ...
Cleo Whitworth Edmondson, 90, Gainesville
  Cleo Whitworth Edmondson passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was 90 years old.  Born in White County to Albert Whitworth and Iona Shelnut Whitwo ...
John Pierce Lovell, 56, Flowery Branch
            Mr. John Pierce Lovell, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence f ...
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, 77, Gainesville
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, age 77, died Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1938, Ann was one of eight children, and the only girl, born ...
James D. Sheridan, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James D. Sheridan, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
John Paul Smith, 37, Gainesville
John Paul Smith, age 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, ...

Jackson

Timothy Gean Gillespie, 50, Commerce
Memorial services for Timothy Gean Gillespie, age 50, will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Alto Congregational Holiness Church, 801 Congregation Church Roa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertie Mae Thurmond Ivester Thomas, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Rev. Hubert Thurmond, Sr. and Ell ...
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