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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 ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89