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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Randy Wiley, 72, Buford
William R. “Randy” Wiley, age 72, of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Lorena Stanley Alexander, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Granny Lorena was born on August 15, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Earl ...

Hall

Florene Payne Allen, 79, Murrayville
Florene Payne Allen age 79 of Murrayville, GA passed away on March 30, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born and raised in Murrayville, GA and was a member ...
Betty Jo Edwards, 76, Murrayville
Funeral services for Betty Jo Edwards age 76 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April  2, 2016 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Ba ...
Wayne Lester, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born on May 9, 1951, Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Joe Preston Lester Sr., sister in law, ...

Jackson

Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr, 69, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr., age 69, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Minish was the son of the late J.D. and ...
Helen W. Stephens, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Helen W. Stephens, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Tignall to the late Ernest an ...

Lumpkin

Myrtle M. Wright, 98, Dahlonega
Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright, age 98 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.   Myrtle was the oldest of twelve children, born on September 13, ...

Other

Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr.,, 76, Greenwood, SC
  Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr., formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away on March 30, 2016.   Born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 17, 1934, he was the ...
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died