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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 25th, 2015

Dawson

Roy J. Foster, 74, Dawsonville
Roy J. Foster, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 25, 2015 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following a brief illness. Mr. Foster was born January 25, 1941 to the ...

Habersham

Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, 93, Cornelia
Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mrs. Crenshaw was born on July 1, 1921 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Geor ...
Barry “Buffalo” Whitfield, age 50, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Whitfield was born on February 18, 1965 in Hall County, Georgia to B ...

Hall

Sam Buffington, 68, Gainesville
Sam Buffington, 68, of Gainesville, GA, went to take his rest on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Sam was born January 14, 1947. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Martha B ...
Emma Lula Peck Morgan, 77, Gainesville
  Emma Lula Peck Morgan died on June 25, 2015 after a twenty-year struggle with cancer. The daughter of the late Rosa Minor Peck and Claud Peck Jr., she was born on July 9, ...
Donald O. Nelson, 87, Gainesville
Donald O. Nelson, 87, of Gainesville passed away on June 25, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA
Tommy Nicholson, 89, Oakwood
Tommy Nicholson, 89, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on June 25, 2015. Born in Alto, GA. on May 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Miles W. and Emma Wood Ni ...
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Little& Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley passed away on June 25, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mattie was born on March 30, 1928 in Cherokee County GA. She lived most of her life in Hall Cou ...
Frank Satterfield, 63, Gainesville
Frank Satterfield, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was born on September 7, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a self- ...

Jackson

Charlie Allen Pressley, 64, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie Allen Pressley, age 64, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday June 25th, 2015. He was the son of the late Charlie Roy ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Michael Smeed, 69, Dahlonega
Thomas Michael Smeed age 69 of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday June 25, 2015.  Thomas was born and raised in Florida where he spent his life raising his 4 children.  He ...

Other

Belinda Ophelia Brown Barksdale was born on June 1,1950 in Detroit, Michigan.  She later moved to Decatur, GA where she lived until her passing on June 25, 2015.  She is ...
God chose to bring Dorothy Ferris Ratchford Smith, age 91, of Jonesboro, home to Himself on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jun ...

White

Swayne Crawford Martin, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Swayne Crawford Martin, age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at his home in Cleveland. He was born in Banks C ...
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