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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 6th, 2013

Gwinnett

Ruth Carolyn Simpson Keneipp, age 72 of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Victor and Katie Lee ...

Habersham

Dr. Kay Brown Rogers, 57, Mt. Airy
Dr. Kay Brown Rogers, age 57, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 06, 2013, at the residence following a brief illness.Dr. Rogers was born in Clarkesville, Geor ...
Madeleine "Midge" Tench, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at her home in Damascus, Maryland.Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, N ...
Rex Stanley Coleman, 59, Mt. Airy
Rex Stanley Coleman, age 59, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Mr. Coleman was born in Toccoa, Georgia on July 4, 1954; to the late Claude Lamar an ...

Hall

Bill Ward, 87, Gillsville
Bill Ward of Gillsville, Ga. passed away Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the age of 87 after a period of declining health. Born on October 12, 1926, in Maysville, GA., he had worked ...
Doris F. Wheeler, 79, Flowery Branch
Ms. Doris F. Wheeler, age 79, of Flowery Branch went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Chapel o ...
Mae Louise Downing, 96, Gillsville
Mrs. Mae Louise Downing, 96, of Gillsville died November 5, 2013. Arrangements to be announced by Wards Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

Jackson

Albert Leonard Hardy, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Albert Leonard Hardy, age 93, of Jefferson, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Mr. Hardy was born in Ba ...

Stephens

David Harold Dunn, 78, Toccoa
Mr. David Harold Dunn, age 78 of 481 Hayes Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Stephens County Hospital.A son of the late David Frank and Ada Smith Dun ...

White

Eugene M. Burke, 80, Helen
Eugene "Gene" Burke, age 80 of Helen, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Burke was born November 24, 1932 in Whit ...
Teresa Annette Cooper, 55, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ms. Teresa Annette Cooper, age 55 of Cleveland. Ms. Cooper passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013.Ms. Cooper was born in ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69