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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 1st, 2014

Dawson

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at his residence.Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Inez Longobucco De Palma, 92, Johns Creek
Inez Longobucco De Palma, age 92 of Johns Creek, passed away August 1, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maretta (Tony) Trani of Johns Creek, Jack De Palma of Brooklyn, NY, Chr ...

Gwinnett

Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr. age 51 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Martin, 77, Demorest
Dorothy Martin, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late J ...

Hall

Peter Edwards, 69, Gainesville
Peter Edwards (Impastato), long-time resident of Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia), died Friday August 1, 2014 after a long and difficult struggle with cancer. His close friends a ...
Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, age 91 of Gainesville. Her Daughter Holly Howar ...

Jackson

JW Patman Jr., 67, Commerce
JW "Tommy" Patman age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on August 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 3pm. Visitation wil ...

Other

John Howard Pennybacker, age 84 of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2014. At this time the family has not made arrangements. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Ser ...
Stiliani Fafalios, 90, Atlanta
Stiliani Fafalios, age 90 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st 2014. At this time services have not been made. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Janis Fern Brandt Herbert, age 65 of 31 Laurel Hill Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Clarkesville, Georgia.A daughter of the late James and Virgin ...

White

Freddie Sue Kanady, 80, Cleveland
Freddie Sue Hicks Carder Kanady, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, August 01, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kanady was born August 24, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Tunni ...
Judith "Judy" Gooch Rochelle, age 64, of Rockaway Beach NY, formally of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Rochelle was born on December 24, 194 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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.