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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 ...
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.
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.