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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 11th, 2015

Forsyth

Jessie Clyde "Duby" Swanson, age 85, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Duby was a natural born artist who loved life and people. He loved God more ...

Gwinnett

Amy Wigley, 37, Lawrenceville
Amy Wigley, age 37, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Gail Wigley. She is survived by her husband ...
Margaret Singleton Hayes, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hayes, Jr.; sons, Billy Hayes and Do ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Clark, 72, Mt. Airy
Billy Joe Clark, age 72, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.Mr. Clark was born on September 26, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late John Howar ...
Jennie J. Wallace, 68, Dmorest
Jennie J. Wallace, age 68, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.No Formal Services are planned at this time.Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funer ...

Hall

Claude Ray Watson, 83, Gainesville
Claude Ray Watson, 83, Of Gainesville, GA died on February 11, 2015. Born in Monticello, FL he was the son of the late John and Julia Watson. His beloved wife, Virginia Watson, a ...

Jackson

James Gerald "Jerry" Newsom, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Jerry was born in Atlanta, GA. He was in the first graduating class of St. Pi ...

Stephens

Mr. Winfred Dale Callenback, age 57 of Gardenia Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Harrison and Rosa Lee Loudermilk ...

White

Esther Laronia Horton Walden, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and retired from North Georgia Co ...
Jordan Ray Davis, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Jordan Ray Davis, age 93, of Lula passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Georgia the son of the late Jordan and Jessie Tidwell Davis. ...
Lynda Crane Hester, 66, Cleveland
Lynda Crane Hester, age 66, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015. Ms. Hester was born in White County to the late Barnett and Bertha Humphries Crane. She had over 4 ...
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