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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 ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.