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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Reita Gilleland, 85, Cumming
Reita Gilleland, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver City on February 7, 2016 after many years of extended illness. Reita was the former owner of two popular Cumming R ...

Gwinnett

Harold V. Hogan, Jr.,, 87, Lawrenceville
Harold V. Hogan, Jr., age 87 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Clovia June Parker Grogan Harper, age 70 of Demorest will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment ...

Hall

Randy Donald Howard, 50, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Ward's  Funeral Home Chapel for Randy Donald Howard age 50 of Gainesville. Billie Jo Clark and ...
Gloria Rose (Decker) Strautman, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia (formerly of Fairborn, Ohio) passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, 76, Gainesville
           Reverend Hugh Howell Walden, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Halcyon House following ...
Kathy Elaine Williams, 53, Gainesville
Home Going services for Mrs. Kathy Elaine Williams age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, @ 2:00 pm ,at Young's Funeral Home, 1553 Old ...

Lumpkin

Susann Rilla Hirst, 75, Dahlonega
Susann Rilla Hirst, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 7, 2016  She was devoted to her family, students and faith in the Lord Jesus Chr ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died