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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 17th, 2014

Gwinnett

Robert P. Weinrich, 79, Buford
Mr. Robert P. Weinrich, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sue Weinrich; children, Lori and Mike Kaplan, ...

Habersham

Gilbert Wayne Davidson, 67, Baldwin
Gilbert Wayne Davidson, age 67 of Baldwin, formerly of Buford, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Habersham Home East following an extended illness.Born in Jackso ...

Hall

Claudine Annie Mayfield, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 19, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Claudine Annie Mayfield age 92 of Gainesville. Speaker Job Caraballo will of ...

Other

Mrs. Carol Ann Brown Puryear, age 84 of 1081 Laurel Chase Run, Bishop, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Athens Regional Hospital.A daughter of the late Joe and Jennalu ...

White

Benny Alton Harkins, 83, Cleveland
Mr. Benny Alton Harkins, age 83, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Memorial services are scheduled for 11 ...
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.