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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 29th, 2015

Habersham

Morgan Thibeault Bone, 26, Cornelia
Morgan Thibeault Bone, age 26 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015.  Mrs. Bone was born in Stephens County on August 3, 1989. She attended Bethesda Fellowship ...
Billy (Joe) Irvin, 54, Mt. Airy
Billy “Joe” Irvin, age 54, of Mt. Airy passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Born in Habersham County on July 12, 1961, Mr. Irvin was the son of the late Bill a ...
Nell Chambers James, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Nell Chambers James, age 87, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will ...
Evelyn (Granny) Jarrell, 85, Clarkesville
Evelyn “Granny” Jarrell, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Jarrell was born o ...

Jackson

Martha Higgins Lawrence, 90, Maysville
  Mrs. Martha Higgins Lawrence, age 90, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Lawrence was born in Lawrenceville to the late Leonard ...

Other

Jim Inus Hanson, 89, Macon
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jim Inus Hanson, age 89, of Macon, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Mr. Hanson was born in Jefferson, Georgia a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Helen Frances Peeples Whitworth, age 93 of Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late S.P. Peeples, S ...

White

Lawrence (Larry) August Berliner age 86, of Sautee passed away Tuesday December 29, 2015.  Mr. Berliner was born in Staten Island, NY the son of the late Hans and Corina Be ...
Alton Maurice (Tom) Kees, 81, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Alton Maurice (Tom) Kees, age 81 of Cleveland. Tom passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Visitation will be held ...
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