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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 4th, 2014

Forsyth

Edna Caldwell, 95, Cumming
Mrs. Edna Caldwell, age 95, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Caldwell. Survivors include her children, Nellie and R ...

Habersham

Carolyn Whitfield Purcell, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.Mrs. Purcell was born on July 1, 1931 in Banks County, GA to the late Hubert and G ...
Hugo Martin, 78, Baldwin
Hugo Martin, age 78, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.No memorial services are planned at this time.Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral H ...

Hall

Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, Gainesville
Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. Born on March 5, 1921, to Edward and Josephine Harris i ...
Charles William Brock, 47, Dawsonville
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 after many years battling a brain tumor. A loving husband and father, at the time of his passing ...
Deborah Louise Welchel passed on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of Services. 201 Morningside Dr., Buford Ga 30518
Phyllis L Hagar, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Phyllis L Hagar, 89 of Gainesville died Thursday October 2, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, G ...

Jackson

Barbara Farrar Hamilton, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Farrar Hamilton, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Fort ...

Other

Francene C. Albertino, 70, Melbourne, FL
Francene C. Albertino, 70, of Melbourne, FL (and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA) beloved mother, grandmother and friend went home to be with her friend, Jesus on October 4, 2014. Born ...
Ronald Marvin Elrod, 64, Winterville
Mr. Ronald Marvin Elrod, age 64 of Winterville, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Elrod was born in Buford to the late, Marvin Odell and Katie Lou ...

Rabun

Born in Rabun County on September 11, 1948, John Grady Nichols was the son of the late John Henry Nichols and Grace Keener Nichols. He had two sisters, Lavalda Smith and the late ...

White

Dorothy Lee Smith, 87, Cleveland
Dorothy Lee Smith, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Dahlonega Georgia the daughter of the lat ...
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