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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 12th, 2016

Banks

  Gatha Martin Barrett, age 84, of Homer, Georgia, was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was headed to her favorite place, Homer Baptist ...

Barrow

Donald Richardson, 57, Statham
Donald Richardson, age 57 of Statham, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.   Mr. Richardson was the son of the la ...

Forsyth

Schaefer G. Sharpe, 74, Cumming
Schaefer G. Sharpe, age 74, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  A native of Charlotte, NC. Scheafer was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Lucent Techno ...
William Harley Walls, 82, Cumming
  William Harley Walls, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 20, 1934 to the late C. C. and E ...

Habersham

Lamar Mote, 75, Demorest
Lamar Mote, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mr. Mote was born on November 3, 1940, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Rev. Erfor ...
Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral Mass for Margaret Ann Thurman Ott, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Rev. José L ...

Hall

Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, Gainesville
Dr. Gary Paul Merritt, 62, of Gainesville, passed away October 12, 2016. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dr. Merritt had lived in Hall County for most of his life.&nb ...
Buddy Wayne Reed, 66, Flowery Branch
Mr. Buddy Wayne Reed, age 66, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Ch ...

Stephens

Lydia Ann Thomason, inf, Toccoa
Infant Lydia Ann Thomason passed away October 12, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, James and Amy Payne Thomason of Toccoa; two sisters, Kin ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died