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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Jimmie Lou Phillips, 69, Dawsonville
Jimmie Lou Phillips, 69, of Dawsonville, GA went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2013. A native of Forsyth County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Coy Mullinax.She is ...

Forsyth

Edward Sokolowsky, 74, Cumming
Edward Sokolowsky, 74, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on August 2, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of Felicia Sokolowsky of Duryea, PA and the late Mi ...

Gwinnett

Leila Cannon Morrison, 88, Buford
Mrs. Leila Cannon Morrison, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Morrison; first husband, T. R. (Cannonball) ...
Mrs. Maria Orquiz Deramirez, age 79, of Dacula, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jaime Ramirez, Octavio Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez, Maria Rami ...

Habersham

Eva Mary Justus, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Eva Mary Thomaston Justus, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Black ...
Eva Mary Thomaston, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Eva Mary Thomaston Justus, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Black ...

Hall

Joe Grimes, 69, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Joe Grimes, 69 of Gainesville, GA will be held Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00pm at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street SE Gainesville, ...
Michael Stephen Reed, 50, Oakwood
Mr. Michael Stephen "Steve" Reed, 50 of Oakwood died Friday August 2, 2013.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Mitzi Selena Jennings, 36, Gainesville
Mitzi Selena Jennings, 36, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on August 2nd, 2013. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 5th, 2013 from the ho ...
Steve Reed, 50, Oakwood
Mr. Steve Reed, 50 of Oakwood died Friday August 2, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was employed at Burgamy Construction wh ...
Vicki Heizer Drake, 61, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Vicki Heizer Drake, age 61, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Friday, August 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirteen years, Bill Drake, Flowery Branch, GA; childr ...

Jackson

Geneva Reed Rucker, 76, Commerce
Mrs.Geneva Reed Rucker, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Rucker was born in Commerce to the late, Robert and Thelma Davis Ree ...
Michelle Diane Baxter, 32, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Michelle Diane Baxter, 32, of Maysville who passed away on Friday. Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of Lisa Darlene Sander ...

Lumpkin

Lois Geiger Frechette, 87, Dahlonega
Lois Geiger Frechette, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away August 2, 2013.Mrs. Frechette was born in Faribault, MN on March 21, 1926. In 1948 she married Robert A. Frechette Sr., ...

Other

Albert Paul Stephenson, 73, Fayetteville
Albert Paul Stephenson, 73, of Fayetteville, GA died on August 2, 2013. Born in Cedartown, GA he was the son of the late Paul and Ruby Stephenson. His beloved wife, Laverne also ...

White

Linton Dale Allen, 50, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Linton Dale Allen, age 50 of Cleveland. Linton passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home. Funeral services are ...
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