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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 1st, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of 386 Berlin Rd., Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015. Mr. Davis was the son of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell ...
Lurlene Brady Hart, 83, Alto
  Lurlene Brady Hart, age 83 of Alto, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at her residence. Born in Banks County on January 26, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Be ...

Forsyth

Johnson Wavery “Dub” Brown, of Cumming, GA left his earthly home on October 1, 2015, leaving a family that he cherished.  He will be missed deeply.   He ...

Gwinnett

Helen Gravitt McDaniel, 74, Locust Grove, formerly Buford
Helen Gravitt McDaniel, age 74, of Locust Grove, GA and formerly of Carrabelle, FL and Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents ...

Habersham

Joyce Norris Echols, age 67, of Lula, GA passed away September 30, 2015. Mrs. Echols was born in Gainesville, GA on December 27, 1947 to the Late J.D. and Ollie Wade Norris. In ...
Loree Lee Matheson, 55, Clarkesville
Loree Lee Matheson passed away peacefully at her home in Clarksville, Ga., after a brave battle with cancer. She was 55 years old.       Loree was ...

Hall

Benjamin Adams, 45, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin Adams, age 45, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.             Funeral services w ...
Doris Milsap Bailey, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Milsap Bailey of Gainesville, Ga (71) passed October 1,2015. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home
James “Jimmy” Bales, 62, of Lula, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Jimmy was born on March 15, 1953. He was th ...
 Mr. David Matthew “Buck” Bryant, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness ...
Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Thrasher Williams, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015.             ...

Jackson

Lisa Ann Mason, 51, Commerce
  Lisa Ann Mason, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday October 08, 2015.   Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late Benny Joe Robinson and was the widow of ...
Mrs. Curtistine Baird Massey Bruce, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Bruce was born in Commerce to the late Rev. Jab ...

Lumpkin

Joel Leslie Bryant, 69, Dahlonega
Joel Leslie Bryant age 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 14th 2015. Joe was born in Monroe, LA and has been a resident of Dahlonega, GA for the last 2 years. Mr. Bryant ...
Broton W. Head, 83, Dahlonega
  Broton W. Head, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness. &n ...

Other

Lloyd Benson Cloud, 77, Jasper
  Mr. Lloyd Benson Cloud, age 77, of Jasper, Georgia passed away October 27, 2015 at his home.   Mr. Cloud was born July 17, 1938 to Lloyd and Geraldine Cloud in ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Juanita Shedd Turpin, age 90, of Old Jarrett Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Pruitt Health Toccoa.    A daughter of t ...

White

Lillian Joyce Cantrell, 88, Cleveland
       Mrs. Lillian Joyce Cantrell, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended ill ...
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.