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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 ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.