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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 6th, 2017

Gwinnett

Xianrong Zhang, 51, Duluth
Xianrong Zhang, 51, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Suwanee, GA.  Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McDonald ...
Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Sikes, age 83 of Buford, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017. Mrs. Sikes has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, ...

Habersham

Jeanette Louise Lathan Oliver, age 64 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 15, 1953, she ...
Lowell B. Elrod, 81, Demorest
Funeral services for Lowell B. Elrod, age 81 of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown officiating.&nb ...

Hall

J.T. "Jake" Shubert, 82, Gainesville
Mr. J.T.  "Jake" Shubert, 82 of Gainesville died Monday March 6, 2017. Born in Banks County, Mr. Shubert was the son of the late Jessie Daniel and Dollie Smith Sh ...
Patricia “Pat” Garner Hughes, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on March 6, 2017 at her home.     A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm ...
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr, 77, Gainesville
Linwood Earl Jeffries, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 6, 2017.  Mr. Jeffries  retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy after 22 ...

Other

Mrs. Jacquelyn Williams Gordon, age 89 of 197 Brittany Harbor South, Lavonia passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Luther McKinley Wi ...

Stephens

Bobby Williams, 82, Eastanollee
Mr. Bobby Williams, age 82 of 3341 Liberty Hill Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away March 6, 2017, at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Lloyd Edward Williams and Ha ...

Union

Kyle (Bill) Dean Palmer, age 77, of Suches, GA, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Palmer; son, Billy Palmer; parents, Earnest and Jos ...

White

Jack Abernathy, 83, Cleveland
John “Jack” B. Abernathy, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Jack was a true mountain man with an entrepr ...
Richard Lee, 70, Cleveland
Richard Lee, age 70, of Cleveland, GA passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. He grew up in Clermont, GA and spent the past 10 years in White County. He had worked as a mechanic for ...
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.