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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2015

Banks

Margie Nell Harris Sanders, age 78 of Homer died Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Gillsville to the late, Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris. Mrs. Sande ...
Vera Smith, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vera Smith, age 91, of Maysville who passed away on Friday March 6th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Garrett and Lou Wat ...

Dawson

William 'Bill' Oscar Smart, 82, Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William "Bill" Oscar Smart, age 82 of Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Roden, Sr, 79, Cumming
Charles R. Roden, Sr., age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Charles was born November 17, 1935 to James and Docia Roden. He went on to retire after 27 years as ...
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, Cumming
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Lille Nichelson; brothers, Melvin, Hudon, Danny, ...
Starlin "Jack" Jarvis, Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, went to his eternal home Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife Phyllis Jarvis; children William, Debo ...

Habersham

Charles Ernest Rudeseal, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.Mr. Rudeseal was born January 27, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Luther Vance ...
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, 84, Clarkesville
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Born on February 23, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nap ...

Hall

Ms. Mildred Eulene (Stephens) Dillard, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 06, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Jimmy Lee Moore, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Jefferson to the late Mell and Grace Miller Moore. He was a member ...
Eleanor R. Blankenship, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor R. Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Ev ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ruth Howard Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Ficklin, ...
Fred Allen Higgins, 76, Hoschton
Fred Allen Higgins, age 76, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Fred was born on October 1, 1938 and was the son of the late Wayne and Myrtie Higg ...
Gregory Michael Fontana, 48, Pendergrass
Mr. Gregory Michael Fontana, age 48, of Pendergrass passed away, Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by friends and family. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday ...
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