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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 12th, 2014

Forsyth

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, Cumming
Scott Everett Kirby, age 48, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on June 11, 2014. Scott was a devoted member and deacon of Pine Crest Baptist Church (Romans 8: 38, 39). He was ...

Gwinnett

Arlene Howard, 59, Suwanee
Arlene Howard, age 59, of Suwanee, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family will rece ...

Habersham

Brenda Joyce Cook King, 62, Baldwin
Brenda Joyce Cook King, age 62, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Clarkesville, on October 4, 1951, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, 83, Mt. Airy
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014.Mrs. Tipton was born on April 8, 1931 in Bamberg, Germany to the late Hans and Gretch ...

Hall

George "Top-Notch" Germain of Winder, Georgia, passed away suddenly at home on June 3rd 2014. He is survived by his wife, Luella M. Germain; three children, Larry, Rick, ...
Rev. Virgil Glen Megill, 90, Gainesville
​Dr. Virgil Glen Megill, Jr. died Thursday, June 12 in Gainesville, GA the home of his daughter Caroline Newbern. He was 90 years of age.Virgil was born in 1924 in Lyons ...

Other

Alma Brown Beckler, 88, Milton
Alma Brown Beckler, age 88 of Milton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Angels Garden Senior Community in Dacula, Georgia following a period of declining health. M ...

Stephens

Mrs. Martha Lou Nimmons Davis, age 94, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014 at her son's home. She was born in Franklin County, GA on June 19, 1920, the daughte ...
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