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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 24th, 2015

Forsyth

Eileen Vivian Morra, 72, Cumming
Eileen Vivian Morra, 72, of Cumming, GA, died on October 24, 2015. Eileen was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to Walter and Evelyn Jakowicz. She was a secretary in Communications w ...

Habersham

Tommy Randy Griffin, 80, Mt. Airy
Tommy Randolph “Randy” Griffin, age 80 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Born in Stephens County, on May 14, 1935, he was a son of the l ...
Tylor Slade Massey, 22, Alto
Tylor Slade Massey, age 22, of Alto,  passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, GA on March 2, 1993 to Brian H. and Amy Massey. Mr. Massey was a ...

Hall

Ann Harrison Byrd, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ann Harrison Byrd, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2015 at Blackshear ...
Mary Louise Tapp Clark, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Louise Tapp Clark, 93 of Gainesville died Saturday October 24, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born March 22, 1922, Mrs. Clark was the da ...

Jackson

Sadie Bell Carter Hayes, 79, Hoschton
Sadie Bell Carter Hayes, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Gospel Tabernacle, 321 Fie ...
Joseph Anthony Tiller, 65, Commerce
Dr. Joseph (Joe) Anthony Tiller, age 65, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 24, 2015.   Joe was born in Washington, D.C., on January 30, 1950, son of Bob J. Tiller a ...

Other

Carol Keller, 90, Sandy Springs
Carol Keller, 90, of Sandy Springs, GA, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Oaks at Post Rd., Cumming, GA.  She was a Charter Member of North Springs UMC, Sandy Spri ...
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.