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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 8th, 2015

Banks

Mrs. Florence Ella "Tootsie" Sims Whitehead, age 78, of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...

Forsyth

Josephine 'Jay' Quin, 85, Cumming
Josephine "Jay" Quin, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 8, 2015. Born in Orange, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Iuso. She is also predecea ...

Gwinnett

Herman Kenneth Bray, 87, Suwanee
Herman Kenneth Bray, age 87 of Suwanee, GA and formerly of Pensacola, FL died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Sunday, January 11 ...
Wendy Reagin Ham, 53, Buford
Wendy Reagin Ham, age 53 of Buford, GA died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Ham has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 10 ...

Habersham

Lawrence Sheppard, 91, Batesville
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, age 91 of the Batesville community will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church with interment t ...

Hall

Joe F. Walters, 92, Gainesville
Joe F. Walters, Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 following a long illness. Joe retired from the Air Force with 22 years ...
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, Flowery Branch
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be he ...
Margaret Moore Joseph, 96, Gainesville
Margaret Moore Joseph, age 96, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Charles N. Joseph; and so ...

Jackson

Paul 'Denny' Arrington, 75, Braselton
Paul "Denny" Arrington, age 75, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Belle (Merb) Dilbeck Ar ...
Peter Mekosh, 96, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Peter Mekosh, age 96, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at home. Mr. Mekosh was born in Centralia, Pe ...
Richard O'Kelley, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard O'Kelley, age 71 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 8, 2015. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Cum ...
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