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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 17th, 2014

Forsyth

Barbara JoAnn Elrod, 70, Cumming
Barbara JoAnn Elrod, age 70, born December 28, 1943, has lost her 14 year battle with breast cancer. She was a fighter and fought until November 17, 2014. Barbara was employed at ...
Doris Ellen Shafer, 71, Cumming
Doris Ellen Shafer, 71, of Cumming, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Cheri Shafer, John and Patricia Shafer and man ...
Mary Ann Chulick, 88, Cumming
Mary Ann Chulick, 88, of Cumming, GA died on November 17, 2014. Born in Detroit. MI she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Short. Her beloved husband, Raymond W. Chul ...

Gwinnett

Melanie Reynolds Edmondson, age 52, of Dacula passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Memorial Services will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, November 23, 2014 at First United Methodist Chu ...
Sara Lovvorn Rush, 76, Buford
Sara Lovvorn Rush, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Rush; daughter, Jamie Mills and granddaughter, M ...
Wayne C. West, 90, Dacula
Wayne C. West, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Reva Faye West; children, Doug and Sandy West, Dacula ...

Habersham

Ida Ruth Smith Sosebee, 98, Demorest
Ida Ruth Smith Sosebee, 98, died on November 17, 2014 in Demorest, Georgia. She was born on April 13, 1916. Ruth was the oldest of eight children of May Flowers Woodward Smith an ...

Hall

James Richard Haberle, 70, Gainesville
James Richard Haberle, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. No services ...
Murdees Watson Bennett, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Murdees Watson Bennett, 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. Born on January 12, 1925, in Forsyth County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Erne ...
Virginia Burch, 85, Lula
​ Virginia Burell Burch, 85, of Lula passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born in East Point, Ga on July 4, 1929, she was the ...

Lumpkin

Michael Joseph Canfield, 76, Dahlonega
Michael Joseph Canfield, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday November 15, 2014 in the Hospice Unit of Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...

Other

Johnny Ted Haggard, 60, Danielsville
Mr. Johnny Ted Haggard, age 60, of Danielsville, GA died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Haggard was born in Commerce to the late Sammy and Reese ...

Rabun

Wilda Juanita Atkins, age 50, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, November 17, 2014.Mrs. Atkins was born March 16, 1964 in Tiger, Geor ...

Union

Stacy L. 'Doc' Moran, Sr, 55, Blairsville
Mr. Stacy L. "Doc" Moran, Sr., age 55 of Blairsville, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. M ...

White

Charlie Lee Pool, 80, Cleveland
Charlie Lee Pool, age 80, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November ...
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