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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Larry Holtzclaw, 72, Cumming
Larry Holtzclaw, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belon and Dessie ...

Habersham

Elaine G. Wall, Mt., 76
Elaine G. Wall, age 76, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord and her husband, Frank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Come go with us, the best is yet to be. Mrs. Wall wa ...

Hall

Ms. Shirley Howard Curtin, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sched ...
Luke William Terrill Martin, 16, Gainesville
Luke William Terrill  Martin, 16 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2015 in Cairo, Ga. from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Luke ...
George Shanks, 85, Gainesville
Mr. George Shanks, 85 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Jeffery Ray Whisnant, 46, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jeffery Ray Whisnant, age 46 of Gainesville. The Rev. Steve Whisnant and ...

Jackson

David Lester Beville, 66, Braselton
David Lester Beville went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta July 18, 1949 to Sylvia and Forrest Beville. He graduated from Brown High School in 1967 ...
George Edwin Bradberry, 66, Commerce
Mr. George Edwin Bradberry, age 66, of Commerce died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Bradberry was born in Athens to the late, Robert Donald and Grace Bettis Bradb ...

Lumpkin

Gregory Kent Pierce, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Gregory Kent Pierce, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016 following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, Marietta
Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016.  Born in Cheshire, OH she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and ...
Helen Corine Thornton, 95, Canton
Helen Corine Thornton, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was the oldest member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She loved gardening and quilting. She was pre ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.