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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 Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93