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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 9th, 2014

Barrow

Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was the son of a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like ...

Dawson

Glen C. Amburn, 50, Dawsonville
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Amburn was born October 9, 1963 in Lincoln, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Ann Thom Williamson Roberts, surrounded by her family, died peacefully at home on this Fourth of July. She was predeceased by Dan Roberts, her beloved husband of 68 years, parents ...

Habersham

Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, age 86, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell and Mr. Whi ...
Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Johnny Lester Wheeler, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on January 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim Wheele ...
Rodney Howard, 38, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Rodney Howard, age 38 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Arrangem ...

Hall

Thomas Randall Peck, 49, Gainesville
Thomas Randall Peck, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memoria ...
Victoria Israel, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Victoria Israel, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Israel was born Marc ...

Other

Mr. Lonnie Franklin "Frankie" Beck, age 56, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in ...
Mary Helen Shaver, 91, Kennesaw
Mary Helen Shaver, age 91, of Kennesaw passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.