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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 8th, 2015

Forsyth

Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal.   Kathleen retired as a LP ...
Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal. Kathleen retired as a LPN.  S ...

Gwinnett

Louise Pass Ballew, 89, Sugar Hill
Louise Pass Ballew, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Ballew; and son, Greg Ballew. She is survived by h ...
Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Hopkins, age 63 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 P ...

Habersham

Ellene Smith Holbrooks, 85, Mt. Airy
  Ellene Smith Holbrooks, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on April 6, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Willie an ...
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, 84, Demorest
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Rylee Le ...
Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt, inf, Clarkesville
  Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt went peacefully into Heaven on October 8, 2015.  Born on October 2, her six short days here on earth touched many lives and was loved deepl ...

Hall

Billy Joe Lee, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Joe Lee, age 83 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Timothy Oliva Norman, 49, Gainesville
      Mr. Timothy Oliva Norman, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Golden Living Nursing Facility following an extended ill ...
Stacey Lee Williams, 50, Gillsville
Ms. Stacey Lee Williams, age 50, of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was born in Independence, LA and had a great love for football, especially the New ...

Other

Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, 29, Wilmington N.C.
Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, beloved son and brother died on Thursday October 8, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina.    He is survived by his parents F ...

White

Sharon Elese Archer, 62, Cleveland
Sharon Elese Archer, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence.    Mrs. Archer was born on April 6, 1953, in Cleveland, GA to Bett ...
Carl Cecil “Lito” Robinson, age 72, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born on March 15, 1943, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Ceci ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
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