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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 30th, 2013

Banks

Vernon "Zeke" Masters, age 85, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013, at a local area hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Masters was born in Ban ...

Forsyth

Mr. Edison Jones "Bo" Woodward, Jr., of Cumming, GA, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Friendship Nursing Home in White County."Bo" was born in Dahlonega, GA Ma ...

Habersham

JD Durham, 77, Mount Airy
J.D. Durham, age 77, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013.Mr. Durham was born on July 31, 1936, in Homer Georgia. He was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Churc ...
Thomas Gordon Nester, 82, Cornelia
Thomas Gordon Nester, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013.No formal services will be held.Those wishing to express ...

Hall

Barbara Nash, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Nash, age 81 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at her residence. Memorial service to be held at 1:30 pm Friday, January 3, 2014 at Memoria ...

Other

Alice Gertrude (Ewing) Bliss, 92, Gering, Nebraska
Alice Gertrude (Ewing) Bliss, 92, long time resident of Gering, Nebraska, passed away on December 30, 2013 in Cumming, Georgia while visiting her daughter and son-in-law.Alice was ...
John Lafayette Tiller, age 75 of 1219 Brickyard Rd., Comer,Ga., entered into rest Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Mr. Tiller was the son of the late Joseph Thomas and Mae Wheless Tiller. H ...
Lois Marlow, 78, Monroe
Mrs. Lois. Marlow, age 78, of Monroe, GA died Monday, December 30, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.Lois was born in Pickens County, SC June 7, 1935. Sh ...

Rabun

Eugene Talmadge Chamblee, 77, of Clayton, GA passed away Monday, December 30, 2013. He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Lester Verdo and Belle Welborn Chamblee. ...

Stephens

Johnny Elton Bullard, 69, Toccoa
Mr. Johnny Elton Bullard, age 69, of Parkway Drive, Toccoa, Georgia, passes away Thursday, December 26, 2013 at The Stephens County Hospital.. A son of the late Johnny E. Bullard ...

White

Mildred Kimsey Payne, age 93, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at her residence in Robertstown. Ms. Payne was born December 24, 1920 in Robertstown, GA to the late Oscar He ...
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