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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth "Beth" Brooks Bagwell, age 93 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Beth was a long time member at Brookwood Baptist Church. She was a born agai ...
Ginny Decker, 69, Cumming
Ginny Decker, born Virginia Ann Dare, passed away on September 07 at Northside Hospital after a courageous struggle with ovarian cancer.  Ginny was born in Paterson, New Jerse ...
Bonnie McClure, 97, Cumming
Ms. Bonnie McClure 97 of Cumming passed away on September 7th, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
Barbara Jean Scheuerer, 66, Cumming
Barbara Jean Scheuerer was born in Charleston, SC in 1950. She entered Heaven’s Gate on September 7, 2016 after a 17 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Barbara was a long-time ...

Habersham

  Daniel Wesley “Danny” Eller, age 49 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on November 3, 1966, he was ...
Evelyn Southerland Sosebee Howard, age 88 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on A ...

Hall

Myrtice Irene Adams, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Myrtice Irene Adams, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at New Horizons following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...
Marjorie Irene Albertson, 95, Gainesville
Marjorie Irene Benner Albertson, age 95 of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Hospice Center.    Bo ...
George D. Lay, 86, Jonesboro, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. George D. Lay, Jr., 86 of Jonesboro, Ga. formerly of Gainesville died Wednesday September 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 10, 2016 in ...
Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, 88, Buford, formerly Gillsville
Mrs. Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, age 88 of Buford, formerly of Gillsville, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Charles Leon Hansard II, 57, Dahlonega
Charles Leon Hansard II, age 57 of Dahlonega, passed away on September 7, 2016. Charles loved UGA football, Nascar, and wrestling. He was a 1977 graduate of Duluth High School and ...
Pearl Todd Palmer, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pearl Todd Palmer, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Winterville, Georgia on Au ...

Other

Beverly Charlene Bates Hardy, age 51 of Colbert, GA passed away Wednesday September 07, 2016.   Mrs. Hardy was the daughter of Barbara Worley Bates and the late Harold B ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.