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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 22nd, 2014

Forsyth

Nancy Esarey Martin, 75, Cumming
Surrounded by her family, Nancy Esarey Martin, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 75 after a long illness. She was born in Decker ...

Gwinnett

Louise Franklin, 83, Lawrenceville
Louise Franklin, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 22, 2014. She leaves to cherish three daughters, Keyba Franklin, Lille Rucker and Mary Franklin; one son, John Fr ...
Royce Arnold Allison, 70, Buford
Royce Arnold Allison, age 70 of Buford, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Barret ...

Habersham

Mr. Richard Stanton (Stan) Harper Jr. age 65 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday February 22, 2014. Mr. Harper was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Richard Stanto ...

Hall

Donald Eugene Meeks, 77, Gillsville
Donald Eugene Meeks, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Elaine C. Keir, 62, of Franklin, NC died on February 22, 2014. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Shirley McAfee.Elaine was a lifetime member of K.V. ...
Ray Martin, 87, Flowery Branch
Ray Martin, age 87 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on Tues ...

Jackson

Stewart Darnell Evans, 91, Commerce
Mr. Stewart Darnell Evans, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Evans was born in Royston, GA to the late Claude and Renie Hart Evans. H ...

Lumpkin

Bob Pickelsimer, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bob Pickelsimer, age82, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.Bob was born in Fannin County, GA July 31, 1931. He had lived in Dahlonega for more than ...

Stephens

Homer Snyder, 92, Martin
Mr. Homer Snyder, age 92, of 124 Deer Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the residence. A son of the late Homer Floyd and Viola Kelley Snyder, he wa ...
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.
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