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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 1st, 2015

Banks

Surrounded by her family, Ebbie Jean Osborn Hope, 74, of Homer, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Ebbie was born in Comm ...
Henry Anderson Mize, 89, Maysville
Mr. Henry Anderson Mize, age 89, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 01, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.Henry was born May 10, 1925 in Anderson, SC. He was the son of th ...

Barrow

Mrs. Betty Presley Stafford, age 86, of Winder, Georgia died January 1, 2015. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Lottie Pannell Pr ...
Ruth Ensley, 82, Winder
Mrs. Ruth Ensley, age 82, of Winder, Georgia died January 1, 2015 following an extended illness. A native of Gwinnett County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Annie Rob ...

Dawson

Bobby Darryl Cantrell, 51, Dawsonville
Bobby Darryl Cantrell, age 51 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, James Brando ...

Forsyth

Rev. William (Billy) Mullinax, age 69 and a native of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lod ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Gaddis, 92, Buford
Sarah Ellen Gaddis, age 92 of Buford, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Emeritus Assisted Living in Buford, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Habersham

Doris S. Roper, 82, Clarkesville
On April 8, 1932, God sent a sweet angel named Doris and called her back to Heaven, on January 1, 2015. Doris Roper always shared her faith, love and giving spirit through her chur ...
Pashie Payne Towery, 84, Clarkesville
Pashie Payne Towery, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on January 1, 2015.Born on July 4, 1930, in Alto, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel and Tressie Morris Payne. ...

Hall

​Sara Annie Martin, 73, Gainesville
The Lord called Sara Annie Thompson Martin, age 73, of Gainesville, Ga., to be home with Him on the night of New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014.She passed away at No ...
Frank A. Falconero, 96, Gainesville
Frank A. Falconero was born in Italy on May 29, 1918. Papo passed away New Year's morning 2015, 96+ years young. Papo's family came to America in 1922 through Ellis Islan ...
Gibbs "Red" Hurd, 91, Flowery Branch
Gibbs "Red" Hurd, age 91, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sons, Philip D. Hurd and Donald G. Hurd. He is ...
Harold Buffington, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Buffington, 74, of Gainesville died January 1, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home.
James Curtis (Jim) Lofton, 85, Gainesville
Retired high school football coach James Curtis Lofton of Gainesville, Ga., left this life on Jan. 1. He was 85. He had struggled with complications linked to congestive heart fail ...
James David Tanner, 70, Gainesville
James David Tanner, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015. Mr. Tanner was survived by his daughters Dianne Padilla and husband Roberto, Deborah Anderson and ...
Kathleen Mary Lee, 66, Gainesville
Kathleen Mary Lee, 66, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday January 01, 2015. Kathleen battled pulmonary fibrosis for several years. She was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvani ...
Vera Culberson Fuller, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Vera Culberson Fuller, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 4, 2015 in ...

Lumpkin

Lorraine Edge, 82, Dahlonega
Miss Lorraine Edge, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, January 1, 2015.Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Philippi Baptist Church. She retired ...
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.