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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Betty Heard, 80, Cumming
Betty Heard, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Heard. ...

Gwinnett

Wylena Brown, 88, Buford
Wylena Brown, age 88, of Buford, GA, Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glyndon Brown; son-in-law, Benny S ...

Habersham

James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, Clarksville
Memorial services for James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, of Clarksville will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Enlow will officiate ...

Hall

Billy Raymond Stacey, 79, Gainesville
Billy Raymond Stacey, 79 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22. 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chap ...
Linda Herring May, 47, Oakwood
Ms. Linda Herring May, age 47, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 in ...
Michael Thurston Dodd, age 57, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Born on February 6, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, he was the son of Thurston Dodd of Lula and the ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ellis Jenkins, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellis Jenkins, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 after an unyielding battle with leukemia.She was born in Gainesville, GA, spent most of h ...

Other

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, long time resident of Adams, Tennessee, has died at age 95, March 16, 2015 at The Oaks in Fairmount, Georgia. Born December 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, ...
Steven "Randy" Samples, 40, of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Mr. Samples was the son of Larry and Peggy Samples, Sr. and Vanessa and Donnie Woolard. He i ...

White

Allen Saxon, 70, Cleveland
Allen "Gene" Saxon, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Winder Health Care. Mr. Saxon was born April 30, 1944 in Cleveland, GA to the late Andre ...
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