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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 31st, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...
Douglas James Tate, 76, Statham
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas James Tate, age 76 of Statham, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 30, 2015.  Mr. Tate was born in Jackson Count ...

Forsyth

Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, Cumming
  Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on August 27, 2015 after suffering two ischemic strokes 13 days earlier.  Misako, or &ldquo ...
Roger Lee Morgan, 88, Cumming
  Roger Lee Morgan 88, of Cumming Georgia passed away on August 21st, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Ellen Joy Morgan. Visitation will be on Saturday Septembe ...

Gwinnett

Randall Hall, 55, Buford
Randall “Randy” Hall, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Patti” Hall; par ...
Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...
Joycelyn Thrasher, 79, Buford
Joycelyn Thrasher, age 79 of Buford, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. W ...

Habersham

Florence Kathy Estep, 59, Cornelia
Florence Kathy Estep, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Mrs. Estep was born on August 23, 1956 in Benton Harbor, MI to Tony and Mary Johnson ...
J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Mattie Lee Crocker Snyder, age 96, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Mrs. Snyder was born on November 13, 1918 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late William T ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Johnny Ray Gee, 66, Lula
Mr. Johnny Ray Gee, 66, of Lula died August 29, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Alva Daniel Hand, Jr, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Alva Daniel Hand, Jr., age 78, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, with his family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m ...
Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Bennett Ronald Moss, 86, Gainesville
Bennett Ronald Moss, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Lanier Village Estates.            &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Helms Ray, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Donna Helms Ray age 73 of Gainesville, Ga. past quietly with her loving family at her side on Sunday August 30, 2015. Services will be held on Saturday September 5, 2015 at ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Richard Brenton Snyder, 71, Gainesville
  Richard Brenton Snyder passed away on the evening of August 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family after a courageous battle with leukemia. Richard was 71 ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Bunker, 61, Dahlonega
Joyce Bunker, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside.   Joyce was a native and lifelong res ...
David C. Grizzle, 69, Dahlonega
David C. Grizzle, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. David was a native and lifelong resident ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
Gainesville businessman, tornado survivor, World War II vet dies
A Gainesville man who survived the tornado of 1936 and service in World War II and became a successful businessman has died.
Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies
CAIRO (AP) — In "Lawrence of Arabia," Omar Sharif first emerges as a speck in the distance in the shimmering desert sand. He draws closer, a black-robed figure on a trotting camel, until he finally di...
Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69
A Snake wouldn't seem to offer much help on a football field.Unless that snake was named Stabler.Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player...
Longtime Gainesville-area GBI agent dies
A former GBI agent who was instrumental in the formation of the Appalachian Drug Task Force has died.
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
Gus Whalen, community businessman and philanthropist, dies at 70
Charles E. “Gus” Whalen, a Gainesville entrepreneur who turned the family manufacturing business that made corsets from the quills of fowls into a multigenerational educational facility, died Sunday. He was 70.
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died...