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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69