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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2015

Dawson

John William Keating, 55, Dawsonville
John William Keating, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 19 ...

Habersham

Phillip Lewis Cook, 80, Cornelia
Phillip Lewis Cook, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 following a sudden illness. ...
Edward Lee Gerrin, 59, Alto
Edward Lee Gerrin, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Gerrin was born December 10, 1956 in Demorest to Dorothy Jean Wade Gerrin and th ...
Jessica Dawn Spivey, 39, Cornelia
  Jessica Dawn Spivey, age 39 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Stephens County on June 18, 1976, she was a daughter of the late Joan Mille M ...

Hall

Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, age 82, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Donnie E. Welch, 63, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie E. Welch, age 63, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. Welch was born in Jacksonville Florida, a s ...

Other

Albert Lee Watkins, 92, Dandridge, TN; formerly of Clayton
Mr. Albert Lee Watkins, age 92 of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Sevierville Healthcare and Rehab.   A son of the late Jim and Roxie Keen ...
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
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.