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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 6th, 2014

Forsyth

David Wright Simmons, 72, Cumming
David Wright Simmons, 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 6, 2014. Born in Elyria, OH he was the son of the late Cecil and Geraldine Simmons.Memorial services and inurnment w ...
Rosalyn Westbrook Haygood, 76, of Cumming, passed away Monday, October 6th, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She retired from the Cumming Police Department i ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Donald H. "Don" Shomake, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014. If you had met Don, you liked him and if you knew him for any time at all, you ...

Hall

Jimmy Lee Savage, 62, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for, Jimmy Lee Savage age 62 of Lula, Ga. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 9, 2014 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel.Interment will be ...
Nancy Mae (Sullens) Barlow, 83, Gainesville
Ms. Nancy Mae (Sullens) Barlow, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at New Horizon's Lanier Park. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Shirley Rose Forrester, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Shirley Rose Forrester, age 77 of Commerce died Monday, October 06, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Forrester was born in Covington to the late, Doyle Claymus and J ...

Other

Clark Benny, 60, Danielsville
Mr. Clark Benny, age 60, of Danielsville, Georgia passed away 10/06/2014. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly and White Funeral Home.

Stephens

Casey Neal Smith, 31, Toccoa
Mr. Casey Neal Smith, age 31 of 40 Mae Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.A son of Randy and Teresa Standr ...
Harold Chaffin Segars, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Chaffin Segars, age 86 of 4381 Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa.A son of the late Oscar and Evie Miller ...
Rebecca Walker Damron, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Rebecca Walker Damron, age 96 of 48 Oakvale Place, Toccoa Falls, Georgia passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Roy E. and Cora B ...

White

Jessica Smith, 41, Sautee Nacoochee
Jessica R. Smith, age 41 of Sautee passed away on October 6, 2014 following a car accident in Opelika, Alabama. Mrs. Smith was born on January 22, 1973 in New Mexico the daughter o ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.