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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 20th, 2014

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Douglas Dewey Harris, 79, Winder
Douglas Dewey Harris, age 79, of Winder, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Sonya Turner, Bethlehem, GA; two grandchildren, Abigail Tur ...

Dawson

James R. 'J. R.' Wright, 84, Dawsonville
James R. "J. R." Wright, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014.Born July 3, 1929 in Atlanta, GA to the late William E. and Ruby Wright, he had lived i ...

Gwinnett

Hart B. Noll, 78, Sugar Hill
Hart B. Noll, age 78, of Sugar Hill, GA died on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Ellwood Noll. He is sur ...

Habersham

Thelma Fry Nix, 90, Cornelia
THELMA FRY NIX, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Habersham Home East. Born in the Macedonia Community of Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1923, ...

Hall

Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, Gainesville
Elizabeth Nyoka Maness, 71, of Gainesville passed away Thursday February 20, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday ...
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, 55, Gainesville
Jarvis Dirk Summerour, age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 20, 2014. Funeral Services are Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, Summit St. SE. Professional services e ...
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr, 85, Gainesville
Max O'Neil Watson, Sr. of Gainesville, Georgia, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep February 20, 2014 after a brief illness. Born May 26, 1928 in Sharpsburg, Georgia to Frank ...

Jackson

Dorothy Mae Sampson, 75, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy Mae Sampson, age 75, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at the Oaks of Limestone in Gainesvil ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Hartwell Blackstock, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest, Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mr. Blackstock was born ...
Zadie Adams, 80, Commerce
Zadie AdamsFebruary 23rd, 1933 - February 20th, 2014God opened up the gates of heaven for our dear mother, grandmother, and friend on February 20th, 2014. Zadie entered into life o ...

Lumpkin

Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, Dahlonega
Evelyne Kaufman Jones, 88, a long-time resident of Atlanta passed away in Dahlonega, GA on Thursday, February 20. Evelyne was born in Tallahassee, FL to Herbert and Emily Kaufman. ...

White

Betty Louise Savage, 82, Cleveland
Mrs. Betty Louise Savage, age 82 of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. Mrs. Savage was born in White County, to Albert T. and Ethel Vandiver Jarrard on January ...
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.