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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 22nd, 2014

Gwinnett

Donald 'Grumps' Cross, 82, Sugar Hill
Donald "Grumps" Cross, 82, of Sugar Hill, passed away Sat July 12, 2014 at his home. He attended Epic Faith in Duluth GA. He believed God had kept him here for a purpose, ...
Michael 'Mike' Smith, 57, Sugar Hill
Michael "Mike" Smith, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife Kimberly Smith; children James Kenneth Smith, Sandy Sp ...
Michael Scordino, 69, Sugar Hill
Michael Scordino, age 69, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Scordino and Rose Scordino; and brother Anthony ...
Richard 'Dick' Bailey, 87, Buford
Richard "Dick" Bailey, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Esther Weaver Bailey, Buford, GA; son ...

Habersham

Hayward Bryson, 84, Clarkesville
Hayward Bryson, age 84, of Amy's Creek Community, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Mr. Bryson was born on December 15, 1929, in Macon County, Nort ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginny' Tucker, 70, Gainesville
Virginia "Ginny" Tucker, age 70, of Gainesville, GA died of cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014. Virginia was born October 31, 1943 in Atlanta, GA and always lived in the su ...

Other

Yee Lee, 99, Monroe
Yee Lee, age 99, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.