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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015.  Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell Dav ...
Mrs. Brenda Louise Roberts, age 68 of Homer died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy and Syble Saxon Martin, Sr. & ...

Forsyth

Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, Cumming
Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, of Cumming, GA died on October 18, 2015.  He was the son of the late Shawn Palaio and Vina Palaio of Hanahan, SC.   In addition to his mot ...

Hall

William Ernest Pitchford, 87, Murrayville
William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga.  passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23 ...
Lula Mae Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fun ...
Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Thomas had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Mary Grace Thomas Turk, 89, Braselton
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2015 at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery for Mary Grace Thomas Turk, age 89 of Braselton. The Rev. Ch ...

Lumpkin

  Jeanette Trammell Anderson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Jeanette was a n ...
Guenia Faye Kanaday, 88, Dahlonega
            Mrs. Guenia Faye Kanaday, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence following ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.