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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 21st, 2015

Dawson

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, Dumfries, Virginia
G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Virginia passed away Wednesday January 21, 2015.Born June 5, 1952, Mr. Hulsey had been a resident of Virginia for the past 24 years. A graduate of W ...

Forsyth

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, Cumming
Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 21, 2015. He was born on July 11, 1987 in Suffern, NY to David and Dorothy Schmidt Johnson. He worked for Sawnee EM ...
Elizabeth (Betty) Riegger 88 passed away on January 21, 2015.Memorial services will be held January 28, 2015 at 2:30pm in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home.Condolences ma ...

Gwinnett

Ann Prater, 96, Sugar Hill
Ann Prater, age 96, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, John M. "Jack" Prater. She ...
Brian W. Tunis, 47, Buford
Mr. Brian W. Tunis, age 47, of Buford passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 201 ...
Jerry Lee Brown, 59, Buford
Jerry Lee Brown, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. He is survived by his children, Monica and Neal Bagwell, Commerce, GA, and Marie and Todd Kenned ...

Habersham

WILLIAM FRANKLIN FITZPATRICK, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 following an extended illness.Mr. Fitzpatrick was born on November 14, 1944 i ...

Hall

Agnes Mathi, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Agnes Mathis, 91, of Gainesville died January 21, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home.
Agnes Mathis, 91, Oakwood
Agnes Mathis, age 91 of Oakwood went to be with the Lord, Wednesday January 21 following a long battle with Alzheimer's. The last of five children she was born March 11, 1923 ...
David Peterman, 86, Flowery Branch
David "Dave" Felton Peterman died on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the age of 86. Dave was born on August 11, 1928 in Bridgeboro, Georgia to the late Marion Felton and I ...
Walter Harvey Robitaille, 87, Gainesville
Walter Harvey Robitaille, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at New Horizon following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Wendell Waters, 75, Dahlonega
Kenneth Wendell Waters, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015.He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and had worked for Mohawk Industries Pine Tree ...

Other

Carolyn Louise Adams, 79, Blue Ridge
Carolyn Louise Adams, age 79, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Scott Adams; parents, Cleo Peppers and Do ...

White

Darleen Frances Lingo, 71, Cleveland
Darleen Frances Lingo, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. No servic ...
Virginia Montgomery, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ms. Virginia Montgomery, age 83 of Sautee. who passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
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