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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 7th, 2014

Forsyth

Joseph Dale Neese, 54, Cumming
Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 following a long battle with Melanoma. He was in Law Enforcement for 12 years. During that time he headed ...
Wyatt Willingham, 62, Cumming
Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 7th, 2014. He was the owner and operator of Dairy Queen for over 45 years. Wyatt was on the Board of Directors at C ...

Gwinnett

Danny Ray Battles, 64, Buford
Danny Ray Battles, age 64 of Buford, GA died suddenly Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Mr. Battles has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:0 ...

Habersham

David Joseph Smith, 44, Mt. Airy
David Joseph Smith, age 44, of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, October 07, 2014, at Emory University Hospital.Born in Newport, Rhode Island on July 17, 1970, he was a son of Donald ...
Fred Kemp Hamby, 87, Clarkesville
Fred Kemp Hamby, age 87, of Clarkesville, GA., died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at a local area private care facility following an extended illness.Mr. Hamby was born in Marietta, GA. ...
Memorial services for Leota King Greathouse, age 75, of Alto will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from the Bible Landmark Church in Cornelia.Mrs. Greathouse died Oct ...
Troy Baker, 74, Cornelia
Troy Baker, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.Mr. Baker was born on June 13, 1940 in Homer, GA to the late Ed and Ruth Sims Baker. He was also ...

Hall

Juanita Metcalf Gooch, 63, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Juanita Metcalf Gooch, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2 ...
Paul M. Stephens, 56, Smyrna
Paul M. Stephens, age 56 of Smyrna, TN and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA died Friday, October 3, 2014 after an extended illness. Paul has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be ...
Rev. Teddy Allen, 58, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Teddy Allen age 58 of Cleveland. Rev. Allen passed away Tuesday October 7, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangemen ...

Jackson

Kenneth Joe Harris, 67, Pendergrass
Mr. Kenneth Joe Harris, age 67 of Pendergrass, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ser ...

Other

Eddie Merle Loggins, 61, Phoenix AZ formerly of Cleveland
Eddie Merle Loggins, age 61 of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Phoenix. Mr. Loggins was born July 12, 1953 in Cleveland, GA, to the ...
Elsie Celestie Edwards, 89, Ball Ground
Elsie Celestie Edwards, age 89 of Ball Ground, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Stephens

Thomas William Dean, 70, Eastanollee
Mr. Thomas William Dean, age 70 of 2732 Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Stephens County Hospital.A son of the late Frank and Whitman Sm ...

White

David Lawrence Pollack,, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. David Lawrence Pollack, age 80 of Sautee Nacoochee. Mr. Pollack passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014.David was born i ...
Lester Richardson, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Lester Bill Richardson, age 73 of Sautee, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Richardson was born on May 6, 1941 in Cleveland, GA to the late John and E ...
Theodore "Teddy" Bryan Allen age 58 of Cleveland passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born on May 31, 1956 in Demorest, Ga. to the la ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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