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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 2nd, 2014

Banks

Beulah Mae Shook Shaw, age 72 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Born in Rabun County, Georg ...
James "Jamie" Carlton Jarrell, III, age 51 of Homer, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 01, 2014.Born in Stephens County, Georgia on June 01, 1963, he was a son of Jame ...

Barrow

Jessie May Edmondson, 46, Bethlehem
Jessie May Edmondson, age 46, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The ...

Forsyth

Odath Samples, 82, Cumming
Odath Samples, age 82, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was a long time member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dorothy Christopher Duncan, age 90, a lifelong resident of Buford and Sugar Hill community, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband D ...

Habersham

Mary Bradford Drost, 81, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Bradford Drost, age 81 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 7th from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service ...

Hall

Boyd Parr, Jr.,, 80, Gainesville
Boyd Parr, Jr., age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Lynn Ann Herman, 50, Oakwood
Lynn Ann Herman, age 50, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ira Herman, Oakwood, GA; children, Joseph Herman, Buford, GA, ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Blanche Daniels Borders, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Mrs. Borders was born on July 4, 193 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of William Thomas "Tommy" Latta, age 72, of Griffin who passed away on Wednesday July 2nd, 2014. Mr. Latta was the son of ...

Stephens

Laura 'Lee' Martin, 77, Toccoa
Laura "Lee" Martin, age 77, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2014. Mrs. Martin was born on May 15, 1937 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; daughter of the lat ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.