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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 19th, 2014

Forsyth

JoAnn Payne, 63, Cumming
JoAnn Payne, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Payne; her parents, Douglas and Doris Renfroe; and her si ...
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, Inf, Cumming
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, 2 months of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Shane and Berea Heatley, Sherry Lovelace and Jef ...

Gwinnett

Michael D. Brown, 53, Buford
Michael D. Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladston G. and ...

Hall

Gerard P. Gornes Jr., age 25, of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014. He was born December 31, 1988 in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his parents, Gerar ...
Grace Beckhart, 72, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Grace J. Beckhart, 72, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne will offi ...
Tony Russell (Ragman) Ballard Sr., passed away on August 19, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab following an extended illness. Graveside Services will be hel ...

Jackson

Annie Ruth Stephens, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Annie Ruth Stephens, age 87 of Commerce died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Stephens was born in Maysville to the late, Hubert and Zelma Jacks Re ...
Barbara Barnett Benson, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Barnett Benson who entered into rest August 19, 2014.Mrs. Benson was 71 years old at the time of her passing. Mrs. Benson die ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Garrison Caudell, 76, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.Mrs. Caudell was born in Carnesvil ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Edmondson, 50, Dahlonega
Bobby Edmondson, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Bobby was born and raised in Hall County, and spent most of his adult life in Lumpkin County. He retir ...

Other

Betty Spinks Borders, Stone Mountain
Mrs. Betty Spinks Borders of Stone Mountain, GA, entered into God's presence on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a graduate of Murphy High School in Atlanta, GA. She retire ...
Charles Allen O'Kelley, 51, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Allen O'Kelley, age 51, of Madison, who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Atlanta, ...

White

Donna Bosma, 63, Cleveland
Donna Marie Bosma, daughter of Jacob (Jack) and Mary Lou Bosma, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Rober ...
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