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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2015

Banks

Allen Sears, 48, Maysville
Allen Sears, age 48, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Mr. Sears was born on August 19, 1966 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Bennett Sears, of ...
Dave William Sears, 67, Baldwin
Dave William Sears, age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mr. Sears was born July 31, 1947 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Faye Bennett Sears, of Baldw ...

Barrow

James T. Murphy, 86, Winder
Mr. James T. Murphy, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 17, 2015.  Mr. Murphy was born in Gwinnett County to the late William and Lizzie Rockmore Murphy and was preced ...

Forsyth

Larry James Parker, 76, Cumming
Larry James Parker, 76, of 4147 Ivey Summit Court, Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Born on March 25, 1939, in Atlanta, GA, he is preceded in death by ...
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, 86, Cumming
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, age 86 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ivey retired from USI after m ...

Habersham

Sandra Nation Owen, 74, Mt. Airy
Sandra Nation Owen, age 74, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Owen was born on December 24, 1940 in Cleveland, ...
  Mr. Folma Edwin “Buddy” Peace, age 83, of Demorest passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Fairfax ...

Hall

Danny Reid McWilliams, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Reid McWilliams, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       A priva ...
Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, 54, Gainesville
  Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, age 54, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Tampico, Mexico and worked as an electrical technician for a boat and marine company in F ...
Andrew Wilmot Shealy III, 70, Gainesville
Andrew Wilmot Shealy, III, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in the comfort of his home.            ...
Kevin Lamar Woodring, 42, Gainesville
  Kevin Lamar Woodring, age 42, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Stacey Barton Woodring, Cleveland, GA; children, W ...
Joyce Jeanene Young, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Jeanene Young, 81 of Gainesville died Sunday May 17, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Marvin "P ...

Lumpkin

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Calvin E. Rogers, husband, Ronald Oliver Smith, brother, Ricky Eug ...

Stephens

Travis Hal Dalrymple, 80, Augusta formerly of Toccoa
Mr. Travis Hal Dalrymple, age 80 of Augusta, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Clary Care Center in Toccoa. A son of the late Jewell and Jim ...
Mrs. Anita Clarice Loveman Reynolds, age 88, of 902 Ward Circle, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late 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