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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.