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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Doris Bell Anderson Heath, beloved wife, mother & grandmother passed July 6th, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  Doris was born Sept 11, 1928 in White Plai ...
Joe William Pruett, 71, Braselton
Joe William Pruett, age 71 of Braselton, GA died, Monday, July 06, 2015, after a long extended illness of MDS and Leukemia. Joe was born in Albertville, AL on March 5, 1944 to the ...

Habersham

Dorene Barrett, 79, Cornelia
Dorene Barrett, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Barrett was born on February 17, 1936 in Denver, Colora ...
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, 83, Turnerville
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, age 83, of Turnerville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015. Mrs. Crouch was born November 22, 1931 in Americus, Georgia to the ...

Hall

William (Kenneth) Beasley, 85, Gainesville
           William (Kenneth) Beasley, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence.   ...
James Hoyt Smith, 80, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled  for 2:00 pm Friday July, 10, 2015 for, James Hoyt Smith age 80 of Murrayville, Ga. Services will be in Wahoo Baptist Church and interment will ...
J. C. Turk, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. J.C. Turk of Flowery Branch passed away on the afternoon of July 6, 2015 resulting from an extended illness.  J.C. was being comforted by his family at the time of his pas ...

Jackson

Jerry Thomas Archer, 68, Commerce
              Mr. Jerry Thomas Archer, age 68, of Commerce, GA died July 6, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.&nbs ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Geraldine Esther Bruce Adams, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away on July 6, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was a former Valedictorian of Dawson County High ...

Other

Janet Elaine Whittington Johnson, 53, of Colbert, GA passed away July 06, 2015   A native of Wilkes Co., Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Calvin and Betty Taylor Whittin ...

Stephens

Victorene Rider Long, 89, Toccoa
Mrs. Victorene Rider Long, age 89 of 521 Long Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Clarence O ...

White

Andrew Chembars, 73, Cleveland
Andrew Chembars, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
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