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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 8th, 2014

Banks

George Milton Patterson, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 following an extended illness.Mr. Patterson was born on December 19, 1927 in Banks County, ...
Tommy Lee Barrett,, 74, Alto
Tommy Lee Barrett, age 74, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mr. Barrett was born on July 26, 1939 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Travis Joe and Veatr ...

Dawson

Lawrence Gene Cordell, 57, Dawsonville
Lawrence Gene Cordell, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The family will be announcing a memorial service at a later date and time. Ingram Funeral Home ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Gerrin Smith, 79, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Gerrin smith, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014.Mrs. Smith was born on September 7, 1934, in Demorest, Georgia to the late Lester H. and ...

Hall

Jane Wear, 89, Gainesville
Jane Wear, 89, of Gainesville, passed away May 8, 2014. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Powers, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Leonard Powers, age 86, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Yonkers, New York, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 12:00 ...
Leslie Denise Grindle, 40, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 12, 2014 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie Denise Grindle age 40 of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Di ...
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, 96, Flowery Branch
Marie Andre Bullwinkle, age 96, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Mrs. Bullwinkle was born in New York and was a long time resident of Sarasota, Florida. A gra ...
Robert M. Smith, 43, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert M. Smith, age 43, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae Smith, and his brother, Joel Lee Smith. ...
Rosemary Valentine Styles, 76, Gainesville
Rosemary Valentine Styles, age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services ar ...

Lumpkin

Dr. Kathleen "Suzy " Gruenhagen, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away May 8, 2014.Suzy was a New Jersey native who had lived in Dahlonega since 1992, where she was a facu ...

White

Buford Dyer, 102, Cleveland
Buford Dyer age 102 of Cleveland passed away Thursday May 8, 2014. Mr. Dyer was born Union County the son of the late George and Ida Mae Crumley Dyer. He was preceded in death by ...
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.