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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 28th, 2015

Habersham

John Eric Murphy, Jr., Infant Son of John Eric Murphy, Sr. and Tessa Murphy, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandpare ...

Hall

Angel J. Herrera, 6, Gainesville
Angel J. Herrera, age 6, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 following a traffic accident.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2 ...
Joseph David Stover, 65, Flowery Branch
Mr. Joseph David Stover, Jr., age 65 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services are scheduled for ...
Mark Thomas Voss, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Mark Thomas Voss age 60 of Gainesville passed away on Monday December 28, 2015 at his home in North Hall.             ...

Other

John Wayne Napier, 43, Screven
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Wayne Napier, age 43, of Screven, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015. Mr. Napier was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia ...

Stephens

Billy James Brown, 82, Eastanollee
  Billy James Brown, age 82 of Eastanollee, GA passed away Monday December 28, 2015.       Mr. Brown was the son of the late D.L. and Ruby Swaims ...
Evelyn Griffin Heerwagen, age 62, of Toccoa, Georgia and formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Mrs. Heerwagen was born on January 2 ...
Jackie Sue Love, 66, Toccoa
Jackie Sue Love, age 66 of Toccoa, GA passed away Monday December 28, 2015.       Mrs. Love was the daughter of the late Henry and Rachel Edith Martin Te ...

White

Roger Jay Cantrell, 55, Sautee
Roger Jay Cantrell age 55, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Monday  December 28, 2015.  Mr. Cantrell was born in Habersham County the son of the late Esco and Virginia ...
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
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