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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 16th, 2015

Dawson

James Braxton Smith, III, 75, Dawsonville
James Braxton Smith, III, (Brock), 75, of Dawsonville, GA, was born on December 18, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 2015. Brock was born in Bradenton, FL and graduated from Manate ...

Forsyth

Randall Stewart “Randy” Filby died on June 16, 2015.  Born in Des Moines, IA he was the son of the late Chester and Vesta Filby. He is survived by his wife, Gin ...
Doris Watkins, 83, Cumming
Doris Watkins, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Valarie Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughter, Alisa and Rick Green of Cummin ...

Gwinnett

Charles E. Welsh, 81, Buford
  Mr. Charles E. Welsh, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Ju ...
Ryan Michael Richards, 33, Sugar Hill
Ryan Michael Richards, age 33, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, Stephen and Twila Fowler Richards, Sugar Hill, GA; sist ...

Habersham

Lonnie Mike Brown, 39, Clarkesville
Lonnie Mike Brown, age 39 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born on September 18, 1975 in Cumming, GA to James “Red” Melvin Br ...
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, 76, Cornelia
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Kimbrel was born on October 16, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to the late William Marvin ...
Denise Hicks Taylor, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Denise Hicks Taylor, age 52, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will fo ...

Hall

Rex Keel Grant, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Rex Keel Grant, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &n ...
Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, Gainesville
               Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast G ...
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73, Gainesville
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 16, 2015.   She is survived by her sister Mary F. (Bill) Burnette of Cumming as well as nieces, nephews other ...

Jackson

John Edward Rich, 46, Hoschton
  Mr. John Edward Rich, age 46, of Hoschton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   A Private Mem ...
Blondine H. Boggs, 88, Braselton
Blondine H. Boggs, age 88, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Ms. Boggs love to read.  She was survived by her son Charles Wheeler Boggs and wife Patty; 2 ...
Elizabeth Doris Britten, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doris Britten, age 88, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Britten was born in Jersey City, N ...

Other

Robert George Black, 77, Woodstock
                Robert George Black, 77, of Woodstock passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Embracing ...

Rabun

George Wendell Underwood, 79, Clayton, formerly Highlands, NC
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015.   Wendell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on J ...

Stephens

John Dan Black, 82, Toccoa
Mr. John Dan Black, age 82 of 79 Canebrake, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Grady F. Black and Mary Louise K ...
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