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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Beth Pirkle Samples, 57, Cumming
Beth Pirkle Samples, age 57, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Dan Pirkle, and sister Ginger Pirkle. She is survived b ...

Gwinnett

Dean Jones Hayes, 82, Buford
Mrs. Dean Jones Hayes, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-six years, Johnnie Hayes. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, Oakwood
Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral Services are schedule ...
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101, Flowery Branch
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm in ...
Russell Yates, II, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Russell Yates, II, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life, will ...
Violet Elaine Crowe, 88, Gainesville
Violet Elaine Crowe, Age 88, of Gainesville, formally of Palm Beach County Florida, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Elaine was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Cath ...

Lumpkin

John Alexander Lonholm, 65, Dahlonega
John Alexander Lonholm, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center.John was born and raised in Philadelphia, spent 20 years in Gwinne ...

Other

Annie L. Clark, 80, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Ms. Annie L. Clark, age 80, of Danielsville, who passed away on Monday July 21st, 2014. Ms. Clark was the daughter of the late G ...
Jay Neal Alderman, 52, Milledgeville
Jay Neal Alderman, age 52, of Milledgeville passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...
Kenneth Eugene Leonard, 67, Danielsville
Dr. Kenneth Eugene Leonard, Ph.D., age 67 of Danielsville, GA passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. Born in Mansfield, OH, Dr. Leonard ...
Robert Radford Croy, 89, Athens
Robert Radford Croy, 89, passed away Monday morning July 21, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. He was born on August 10, 1924 in Pomeroy, Ohio to Frank and Dorothy Croy.The majority of the ...

Stephens

William Hoyt LeMaster, 69, Toccoa
Mr. William Hoyt LeMaster, age 69, of 1182 Buena Vista Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home. A son of the late William Sims and Edna Shockley LeMa ...
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.