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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Avery Michele Picklesimer, age 23 months, of Cumming, passed away on, Monday, December 22, 2014. Avery was a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of all who were around her. She w ...

Gwinnett

Mary Carolyn Gravitt, 84, Buford
Mary Carolyn Gravitt, age 84 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She is survived by her niece, Faith Gravitt Russell, Suwanee, GA; great nieces, Mary and Tra ...

Habersham

Donald Wayne Ballew, age 64 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Jackson County, Georgia, on July 24, 1950, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

​Emory (Leon) Martin, Sr., 92, Chestnut Mountain
​Emory "Leon" Martin, Sr., 92, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away December 24, 2014 following a period of declining health.Born on December 17, 1922 in Cumming, ...
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, Gillsville
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, of Gillsville passed away on December, 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm ...
José Meraz-Corral, 60, Gainesville
Mr. José Meraz-Corral, age 60 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p ...
Lela Maudell Norrell, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lela M. Norrell, age 87, of Gainesville passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 24, 2014 following an extended illness. Lela was born in White County, Decembe ...
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, Gainesville
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on December 24, 2014. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late James Steed and Lois V. Beach Mathis. ...
Roy Dale Channell, 56, Gainesville
Roy Dale Channell, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to celebrate Jesus' Birthday on December 24, 2014, after an extended illness.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm ...

Jackson

Olive Goldie Creek, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Olive Goldie Creek, age 90, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Olive taught school until she w ...

Other

Bonnie Boss, 95, Dunwoody
Bonnie Boss, 95, of Dunwoody, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Bonnie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed a full life.Survivors include her son, Stan Boss of ...
John Christopher Lenderman (Chris), of Ashville, NC; passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at the Lenderman famil ...
Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, 89, Chesterfield, Virginia
Mrs. Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, age 89 of Chesterfield, Virginia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the CJW-Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Chesterfield, Virginia.A daughte ...

Rabun

Gary Chadwick Durrence, 44, Clayton
Gary Chadwick Durrence beloved son of Gary and Linda Durrence was born on June 27, 1970, in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad entered into eternal rest on December 24, 2014. He attended ...

Stephens

Ricky Lee Mathews, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Ricky Lee Mathews, age 54 of 2113 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Thomas Lee Mathews and Joyce Ande ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.