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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 23rd, 2014

Dawson

Louise Samples, 90, Dawsonville
Louise Samples, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 22, 2014 at the Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born June 16, 1924 to the late Toy and ...

Forsyth

Walter E. Okenica, 68, Cumming
Walter E. Okenica, age 68, of Cumming, GA passed away after a short battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 23rd, 2014. Walter is remembered as a loving man who was an instant ...

Habersham

Robert Hearty Burton, 67, Clarkesville
Robert Hearty Burton, age 67, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014.Mr. Burton was born on April 1, 1947 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the late Oscar and ...

Hall

Dr. May DeLacy Jessup Smith, 68, Gainesville
Dr. May DeLacy Jessup Smith, age 68, passed away December 23, 2014, from complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. An informal visitation will take place Saturday, January 10, 20 ...
Joseph Harding Cain, 93, Flowery Branch
Joseph Harding Cain, 93, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on ...
Wayne Jerry Stargel, 53, Claxton/Gainesville
Wayne Jerry Stargel, 53, passed away December 23, 2014 at Evans Memorial Hospital. Anyone who knew him knows undoubtedly that he lived his life in tribute to his children and grand ...

Jackson

Alice Sharpton Edenfield, 80, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Alice Sharpton Edenfield, age 80, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Mrs. Edenfield was born in Win ...

Other

Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., 70, Savannah, formerly of Columbus
Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly Columbus, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was born October 27, 1944 in Savannah to the late Re ...

Stephens

Mrs. Jeanette Blackwell Payne, age 66 of 79 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of the late Edgar and ...

White

Joann Brewington Cash, 68, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Joann Brewington Cash, age 68 of Sautee. Mrs. Cash passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2014. Funeral services are sc ...
Virginia Terry Chambers, 61, Cleveland
Mrs. Virginia Terry Chambers, age 61, of Cleveland passed away December 23, 2014. Mrs. Chambers was born May 14, 1953 to the late Coytez and Odell Whitley in Atlanta, GA. She was a ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.