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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 17th, 2015

Forsyth

Rebecca Elaine Thurmond, 89, of Cumming, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born in Parrott GA on ...

Gwinnett

Richard Gray Liddell, 61, Buford
Richard Gray Liddell, 61, of Buford, GA passed away on January 17, 2015 following a brief battle with melanoma. Born January 23, 1953, Rick grew up in Doraville, GA and graduate ...

Habersham

Marvin Jay Walden, Jr., 62, Clarkesville
Marvin "Jay" Walden Jr., age 62 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Walden was born September 24, 1952 in Cla ...

Hall

James Herbert Gravitt, 94, Gainesville
Mr. James Herbert Gravitt age 94 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Lounell Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounell Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday January ...
Lounelle Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounelle Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Margaret Patton Caudelle, age 84 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at her residence. Born in Hall County on March 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Patt ...
W.F. Sims, 83, Gillsville
Mr. W.F. "Dub" Sims age 83 of Gillsville, Georgia was called home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Addie W. Dills, 82, Hoschton
Mrs. Addie W. Dills, age 82, of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Dill was born in Commerce to the late Bee Hawks and Dessie Evelyn Tu ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Donald Martin, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Donald Martin, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Martin was born in Dahlonega to the late Edgar and Martha Sayne Martin. H ...

Other

Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, Woodstock
Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Woodstock.Marie is preceded in death by her hu ...
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