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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2017

Banks

Mr. Russell Keith “Rusty” Cochran, age 58, of Maysville, GA passed away on January 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Maysville, Rusty ...

Dawson

Sara Nannette “Nan” Knowles, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017. Born March 19, 1953 in Rockdale County to the late Robert Lewis and Aileen Yo ...

Forsyth

Florene Kay Adduci, 74, Cumming
Florene Kay Adduci, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday January 25, 2017. She was born August 12, 1942 in Dowagiac, MI, to Frank and Florence Adduci who have both predecea ...

Habersham

Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, 64, Clarkesville
Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, age 64 of Clarkesville passed away January 25, 2017.   Margaret was born on May 24, 1952 in Athens, Georgia.  She was the daughter of ...

Hall

John Joseph Duffy, Jr., 79, Hoschton
John Joseph Duffy, Jr., age 79 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church ...
Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, of Gainesville passed Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Willie Mae Fletcher Robertson.  ...
Eunice Brock Poole, 84, Gillsville
Eunice Brock Poole, age 84, of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of TimberRidge Baptist Church, and re ...
Max F. Ward, 95, Gainesville
Max F. Ward of Gainesville, GA., passed away on January 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by friends and family. Max was born October 13, 1921, to the late Floyd and Jewel Ward i ...

Jackson

David C. Britten, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David C. Britten, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Britten was born in Jersey City, New Jerse ...
Jimmie Rogers Newton, 85, Braselton
Jimmie Rogers Newton, age 85, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Newton was born March 22, 1931 in Russellville, Alabama to Theodore Thomas Newton and Lydia ...
Felton Floyd Lewallen, 93, Commerce
Felton Floyd Lewallen, age 93, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Hall County, GA.   He was born in Banks Co., GA on April 28, 1923 and was the s ...

Lumpkin

Sylvia Sams, N/A, Dahlonega
With two friends in room 5312 of the Gainesville Hospital,we watched as my wife  Sylvia, departed for heaven.  (Peacefully on 1/25/2017 about 10:30 PM).  ...

Rabun

Betty Jo Smith Bennett, of Clayton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mountain View Nursing Facility. Betty loved nature and liked to spend her time tending her ...

Stephens

Shirley Ann Smith, 74, Toccoa
Miss Shirley Ann Smith, age 74 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Reid and Emma Moore Smith, she was born October 6, ...
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.