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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 ...
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