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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 17th, 2013

Banks

Mary Toney Williams, 89, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mary Toney Williams, 89, of Homer who passed away on Wednesday at the Northridge Medical Center. Born in Commerce, she was the ...

Dawson

Claude F. 'Bud' Nix, 81, Big Canoe
Claude F. "Bud" Nix, 81, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013.Born August 5, 1931 to the late Claude F., Sr. and Dorothy Nix, he was a native of Arlington, VA ...

Hall

Betty Jane McFadden, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jane Hannah McFadden, 85, of Gainesville, Ga. went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Betty was born in Portsmouth, OH, daughter of the late Paul and Betty ...
Sidney Edward Cofield, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Sidney "Sid" Edward Cofield, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Elizabeth C. Smith, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Smith age 87 of Commerce died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Smith was born in Commerce to the late, William J. and Sara Wilhit ...

Other

On July 17, 2013, Col. (Ret.) Maynard Brown, Jr., 76, of Hampton, VA entered into eternal rest peacefully with his bride of 53 years, Mary L. Brown by his side at the North Hampton ...
Mary Margaret Chase, 85, Alpharetta
Mary Margaret Chase, 85, of Alpharetta, GA died on July 17, 2013 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Trapani. He ...

White

William Lovic Allen, 96, Cleveland
William Lovic Allen, age 96 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born March 28, 1917 in White County to the late George and Maggie Ste ...
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