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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Donna Lorraine Chappell, 86, of Cumming, GA died on May 21, 2014. Born in Atlanta, IL she was the daughter of the late Milton Clair and Mildred Gresham.Donna was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

Allen L. Kattmann, 71, Lilburn
Mr. Allen L. Kattmann, age 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Spar ...

Hall

Mrs. Hannah Eavleen Watkins Strickand, age 97 of New Holland, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 after a long illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mary Elizabeth Smartt, 88, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Mary Van Voorhis Smartt, 88, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving and grateful family. Born on a farm in ...
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 21st, at Morningside Assisted Living Facility. Peggy was brought into this world on May 27, 1926; ...
Rose Marie Kirby, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose Marie Kirby, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Rider, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dewey Rider, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, May 21, 2014.Dewey Rider was a local business man, a devoted husband, a loving father. Dewey started a milk business back ...

Other

Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas, 26, of Canon, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, GA.Deputy Thomas was born on November 09, 1 ...
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