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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 14th, 2015

Dawson

Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, Marble Hill
Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of Dekalb County, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 following a period of declining health.Born February 3, 1935 in Detro ...

Forsyth

Douglas Besen, 76, Cumming
Douglas Besen, age 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, Doug lived most of his life in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, retiring to Georgia five ye ...

Habersham

Mary Helen James Burrell, 88, Cornelia
Mary Helen James Burrell, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.Mrs. Burrell was born on December 10, 1926 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Garnet ...

Hall

Evelyn Julia Pruitt Roper, age 87, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 following an extended illness. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church of Gainesvill ...
Robert Lee 'Bob' Stephenson, 51, Gainesville
Robert Lee "Bob" Stephenson, 51, of Baker Road, Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Jeannette Sexton Harris, 86, Hoschton
Jeannette Sexton Harris, age 86, of Hoschton and formerly of Marion, NC passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mrs. Harris was survived by her son Jimmy Harris of Hoschton; daug ...
Peter I. Markov, Commerce
Peter I. Markov was born in Trambesh Bulgaria to the late John Ivanov and Maria Popova Markov. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Alexander Ma ...

Lumpkin

Deegan Allen Baucom, 7, Dahlonega
Deegan Allen Baucom, age 7, went to be with the Lord our Father on 14 January, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Deegan's interest included handing out with family, atten ...
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