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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Martha Wallace Evans, 95, Cumming
Martha Wallace Evans, age 95 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; James L. Evans. Martha loved to travel with her ...

Gwinnett

Roger C. Webb, 59, Buford
Roger C. Webb, age 59 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. Mr. Webb has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM a ...

Habersham

Bill Dailey, 86, Baldwin
Bill Dailey, age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hayesville, North Carolina, on January 18, 1928, he was a son of the late Mitch and ...
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, 72, Cornelia
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence.Born in Buffalo, New York on May 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry and ...

Hall

Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, Flowery Branch
Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday August 20, 2014. She was born September 2, 1937, in St. Charles, MO. where she also attended Lindenwood Universit ...
Kenneth Homer Gearin, 79, Clermont
Mr. Kenneth Homer Gearin, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr.Gearin was a native and lifelong resident of the Clermo ...
Verita Inez "Rita" Parker White, age 65 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funer ...

Lumpkin

Daniel 'Dan' Leroy Tyler, 62, Dahlonega
Daniel "Dan" Leroy Tyler, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died August 21, 2014.Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Cha ...

Other

Joe 'Joe Joe' Smith, 50, Royston
Joe "Joe Joe" Smith, age 50, of Royston, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

Stephens

Polly Bailey Payne, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Bailey Payne, age 93, of 8020 Hwy 320, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cooper and Bertha Perkins Bailey, she ...

Union

Greg (GT) Turner, 65, Suches
Greg "GT" Turner, age 65, of Suches, GA and formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Greg had lived in Suches, GA for over 15 years. A native of ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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