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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Dr. Oliver Ennis Goettee, Jr, age 81, passed away on June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of The Citadel and Emory University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in the Atlanta are ...
Erlene Johnson, 78, Cumming
Erlene Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ethel Jones, her brothers TJ, Granville (Bud), Grover (Billy ...
Erlene Margaret Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gold City Assisted Living , Dahlonega, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, ...

Gwinnett

Norma June Preston, 89, Suwanee
Norma June Preston, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications arising from an unexpected surgery. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-gr ...

Hall

Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, Gainesville
Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Ormsby, PA passed away June 23, 2014.Alvin was born February 7, 1936 in Johnstown, PA to the late Angus and Ruth Saltsgiver ...
Mary K. Anderson, 91, Murrayville
Mary Kanaday Anderson (MaMa), age 91 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health. Funera ...
Thomas J. Davis, Jr., 82, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He ...

Lumpkin

Willard L. Buffington, 91, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 27, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Lee Buffington, 91, of Dahlonega. Rev. Gerald Tanton and Rev. David Lyle wil ...
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