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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Elba Nydia Rivera, 67, Cumming, formerly of Haverstraw, NY
Elba Nydia Rivera, age 67, formerly of Haverstraw, NY, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Puerto Rico. She was very proud of her children, and loved to cook ...
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, Cumming
Ruby Clarice Hale, 94, of Cumming, GA died on February 16, 2015. Born in Clay County, WVA, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle Hamrick. Her beloved husband, George ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, Lawrenceville
Dorothy Ellen Davidson Hall, 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born in Alto, GA on March 31, 1917, she was the da ...
Franklin L. Samples, 86, Buford
Mr. Franklin L. Samples, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benoy and Mollie Samples; brothers, Harvin Sample ...
Nell Camp Bailey, 84, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Nell Camp Bailey, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Winnie Bowman Camp; great grandparents, ...
Sue Fields Heard, 65, Dacula
Sue Fields Heard, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Fields; and grandparents, Lonnie Son and Thermos Mi ...

Habersham

Harold Jesse Roberts, 82, Baldwin
Harold Jesse Roberts, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia and formerly of Hall County, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015.Mr. Roberts was born on February 19, 1932 in Lumpkin ...

Hall

Dr. Rick Hinton, 61, Gainesville
Dr. Rick Hinton, age 61, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015.Rick was born August 16, 1953, in Duluth, Ga., to James Patillo Hinton and Jean Deaton Hinton. R ...
Helen Kimberly Sosebee, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Helen Kimberly Sosebee, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February ...
Maureen Wagenseil, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Maureen "Mo" Wagenseil, 70 of Gainesville died Monday February 16, 2015 at her residence.Born in Rockville Center, New York, Mrs. Wagenseil had lived in Gainesville ...

Rabun

Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, Clayton
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon Community passed away at her residence Monday, February 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of Georg ...
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