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John Michael Eden, 22, Winder
  Mr. John Michael Eden, "john-john" age 22, of Winder, who passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. John-john was born in Elgin, Illinois, the son of John F. Eden and ...
John Edward Bieber, 75, Winder
John Edward Bieber, age 75, of Winder passed away Monday, May 4, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-6 ...

Forsyth

Roy Dwayne Gravitt, 51, Cumming
Roy Dwayne Gravitt age 51, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 4, 2015. He is survived by his brothers and sister, Dennis (Marsha) Gravitt, Daylon (Patti) Gravitt, and Denna (David) ...
Eugene “Gene” Emory Wallis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Gene was formerly employed by Lockheed.  He was a loving husband, father, and g ...

Gwinnett

Marcell Derise Smith, 54, Lawrenceville
Marcell Derise Smith, age 54, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Smith; and grandmother, Maude Smith. He is su ...

Habersham

Inez F. Garrett, 85, Demorest
      Inez Fitzgerald Garrett, age 85, of Demorest, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born on January 10, 1930, in the Habersham Mills Community, she was ...
Ethel Ragan, 94, Clarkesville
Ethel Ragan, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residence.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home o ...
Deborah Ann Smith, 55, Demorest
Deborah Ann Smith, age 55 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on October 19, 1959 in Broward County, Florida, she was a daug ...

Hall

Brian Keith Page, 44, Clermont
Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont passed away Tuesday May 5, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home a ...
Jack Nelson Thomason, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jack Nelson Thomason, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the ...
Catherine Lavern Wright, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Catherine Lavern Wright, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Funeral services ar ...
Connie Adams, 91, Gainesville
Fay Consuelo “Connie” Smith Adams died Sunday May 3, 2015, after a brief illness.  She was 91. Connie was born August 9, 1923, in Atlanta, GA to William and E ...
Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Lakewood Baptist Chur ...
  William Rufus “Junior” Bryant, Jr. of Murrayville passed away on Sunday May 3, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late Will ...
Darren C. Faulk, 46, Flowery Branch
Darren C. Faulk, age 46, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Wood Lynn. He is survived by his father and mothe ...
Rev. David Fitzpatrick, 64, Braselton
On May 4, 2015, David McLoy Fitzpatrick, Sr. flew into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he had faithfully served all the days of his life. David was a lifelong Bu ...
Harold Ray Fortner, 79, Gainesville
            Mr. Harold Ray Fortner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...
Bobby (Bob) Clyde Phillips, 80, Flowery Branch
Bobby “Bob” Clyde Phillips, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, May 5, 2015 at Gwinnett County Medical Center following a sudden illness.     ...
Randy Lee Price, 57, Flowery Branch
Randy Lee Price, 57, of Flowery Branch passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.             ...
David Tait Rae, 72, Gainesville
            David “Dave” Tait Rae, Jr. age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at Northeast ...
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper, 84, Gainesville
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper went on to be with our Lord on Monday, May 4th after an extended illness. She was 84 years old. Born on June 22, 1930, Mrs. Roper was a lifeti ...

Jackson

Barbara Johnson Appleby, 84, Jefferson
Barbara Johnson Appleby died on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the age of 84. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Travis Appleby (Bob). She leaves behind three children, Charlt ...
Keith Brandon Kellum, 41, Jefferson
  Mr. Keith Brandon Kellum, age 41, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Kellum was born in Sylacauga, AL to Ralph Kellum (Bet ...

Lumpkin

Ray Gene Anderson, 84, Dahlonega
Ray Gene Anderson, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Ray Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He worked for the Lu ...
Johnnie Raner Cisson, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Johnnie Raner Cisson, age 87 of Dahlonega passed away on April 29, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Facility following an extended illness. A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, M ...

Other

Henry Asa Tuten, Jr., Stone Mountain
Henry Asa Tuten Jr., Asa to his friends, died on the morning of April 23, 2015 after a long battle with Leukemia.  He is survived by his wife Linda, son Jim, daughter Ashley a ...

White

Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Paul Cantrell, 90, Sautee
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Paul Cantrell age 90 of Sautee. Mr. Cantrell Passed away Friday May 1, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplet ...
Edwin Ross Cathey, 91, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Edwin Ross Cathey, age 91 of Helen. Mr. Cathey passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 following a brief illness. He was on ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Joe F. Etris, 71, Cleveland
Joe F. Etris, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 04, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Etris was born March 29, 1944 in Cleveland to the late Judge and Hester Ferguson ...
John (Jack) Johnston, 82, Sautee Nacoochee
John (Jack) Johnston, age 82 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his residence. Jack Johnston was born in Belfast, Ireland, on April 11, 1933.  T ...
William Doug Jones, 72, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Doug Jones, age 72, Cleveland. The Rev. Nathan Hudgins will offic ...
Hallie Mae Chambers Warwick, age 98 of Cleveland passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. Ms. Warwick was born in Habersham County on June 10, 1916 to the late Jim and Minnie Cham ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015.  Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. ...
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby"...
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tues...
Richard Dysart, who starred in 'L.A. Law,' dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama "L.A. Law," has died after a long illness. He was 8...
Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lew...
Dr. Larry Morris, a founding member of Longstreet Clinic, dies
One of the founding members of the Longstreet Clinic, Dr. Larry Allen Morris, has died at the age of 80.
Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died. He was 88.His wife of 29 years, D...
Former Hall Co. Solicitor Smith dies at 78
Douglas E. Smith, a former Hall County Court Solicitor who practiced law for more than 35 years in Gainesville, has died.