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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2015

Barrow

Howard Sweat, 64, Winder
Mr. Howard Sweat, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died March 8, 2015 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late James and Lucille Anthony Sweat. He wa ...

Dawson

Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks, 93, Dawsonville
Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks went HOME to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer. She was 93. Ms. Bertha lived in Dawsonville since 2005, having raised ...

Forsyth

Joyce Seabolt Cook, 61, Cumming
Joyce Seabolt Cook passed away at home in Cumming, GA on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 61. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of years, with f ...
Thomas Alfred Pilgrim, Jr. age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2015.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pilgrim (2011); parents, Thoma ...

Hall

Harold L. Garner, 88, Gainesville
Harold Lee Garner, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed from this life to the next on March 9, 2015 in the presence of his daughters, after a brief battle with leukemia. He ...
Nora Bridges Tolbert, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Bridges Tolbert passed away on March 9, 2015. Born in Talmo, GA, on September 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Mae Taylor and Thomas Clifford Bridges. ...
Wayne Henry Byers Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Henry Byers, Sr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Matte Jewell Sims Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Matte Jewell Sims Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Watson was born in Jackson County, a ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robin Renee Westmoreland Daniel, age 49, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 9th, 2015. She is the daughter of Carolyn W ...

Other

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, Sparta
Robert Eugene Bearden, age 64, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Bearden; ...
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