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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 16th, 2017

Forsyth

Civil Engineer, Loving Husband, Great Dad, Harry "Pete" Jones, began his journey to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He leaves behind his loving wife of ...

Gwinnett

William Jacob “Will” Oesterreich, age 30, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Saturday, September 16, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at ...

Habersham

Rev. Perry Smith, 81, Alto
Rev. Perry Smith, age 81, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.   Rev. Smith was born on January 7, 1936, in Greene County, Georgia, to the late Mor ...

Hall

Bob Parrish, 86, Gainesville
Bob Parrish, Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA, passed away on September 16, 2017 from pancreatic cancer.  He was 86 years old and was predeceased by 3 children Robert J ...
James "Jimmy" Edward Duran, 65, Flowery Branch
James “Jimmy” Edward Duran, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 19, 20 ...
Mary Evelyn Greenway, 90, Gainesville
Mary Evelyn Greenway age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia died Saturday September 16,2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a brief illness. Services to be announced&nbs ...
Hazel Richardson Jackson, 94, Gainesville
            Hazel Richardson Jackson was born on June 28, 1923, to Dessie Greenway Richardson and George Washington Richardso ...
James Perry McKinney, 89, Gainesville
James Perry McKinney, 89,  of Gainesville, passed away Saturday September 16, 2017 at his residence. Born October 15, 1927 in Clermont Georgia, he was the son of the late P ...
Basilio Altamirano Salinas, 89, Gainesville
Basilio Altamirano Salinas, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 12 Noon Monday, September 18, 2017 at Hillsid ...
Janet Elizabeth White, 69, Gainesville
Janet Elizabeth White, 69 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 16, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Ms. White was retired from Hardy Chevrolet ...

Other

Capt. USMC (Ret.) William E. “Bill” Abbs, age 79 of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his residence. Born in Emmet County, Michigan on April ...
Stanley Wayne Williams, 59, Sandy Springs
Stanley (Stan) Wayne Williams, age 59, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, left us unexpectedly on Monday, September 11th as Hurricane Irma struck the Atlanta area causing a tree to fall on ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died