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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 24th, 2014

Hall

Dennis A. Pitts, 58, Gainesville
Dennis A. Pitts, Hall County's first Republican commissioner, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24th, on the Pitts family farm in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Dennis was surroun ...
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, Gainesville
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, beloved wife, and mother, a 6 Year resident of Gainesville, GA, went to be with her Lord May 24, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimers.She was ...
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, Flowery Branch
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on May 24, 2012 following an extended illness.Born September 17, 1959, Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Mary Maudell Ash, 102, Murrayville
Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the late Hugh and Easter An ...
Sandra Lee Brust, 51, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sandra Lee Brust, 51, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Brust was born in Riverside, New Jersey, a ...

Other

Sharon Mills, N/A, Cary, North Carolina formerly of Gainesville, Ga.
Sharon Elaine Mills, 64, Cary, NC, formerly of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 after a brief illness.She was a devoted member of White Plains United Methodist ...

Stephens

Charles David Wilkie, 50, Toccoa
Charles David Wilkie, age 50 passed peacefully due to an extended illness on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. He is the son of the late Mildred and James Wil ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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