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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.