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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Roy Dwayne Gravitt, 51, Cumming
Roy Dwayne Gravitt age 51, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 4, 2015. He is survived by his brothers and sister, Dennis (Marsha) Gravitt, Daylon (Patti) Gravitt, and Denna (David) ...

Habersham

Deborah Ann Smith, 55, Demorest
Deborah Ann Smith, age 55 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on October 19, 1959 in Broward County, Florida, she was a daug ...

Hall

Brian Keith Page, 44, Clermont
Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A native of Hall County, he was the son of the late Bobby and Martha Smallwood Page. He was a member of Mt. V ...
Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Lakewood Baptist Chur ...
Clyde Alvin Burnett, 63, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Alvin Burnett, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Mr. Burnett was a son of the late Floyd an ...
Darren C. Faulk, 46, Flowery Branch
Darren C. Faulk, age 46, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Wood Lynn. He is survived by his father and mothe ...
Bobby (Bob) Clyde Phillips, 80, Flowery Branch
Bobby “Bob” Clyde Phillips, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, May 5, 2015 at Gwinnett County Medical Center following a sudden illness.     ...
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper, 84, Gainesville
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper went on to be with our Lord on Monday, May 4th after an extended illness. She was 84 years old. Born on June 22, 1930, Mrs. Roper was a lifeti ...

Jackson

Millie Sue Brock, 62, Jefferson
  Millie Sue Brock, age 62, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.laws ...
Keith Brandon Kellum, 41, Jefferson
  Mr. Keith Brandon Kellum, age 41, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Kellum was born in Sylacauga, AL to Ralph Kellum (Bet ...

Lumpkin

Ray Gene Anderson, 84, Dahlonega
Ray Gene Anderson, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Ray Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He worked for the Lu ...
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