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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...

Dawson

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, Dawsonville
Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at her home. Born March 24, 1930 to the late Warren and Ellen Gordon, Miriam was active in commun ...

Habersham

John H. Myers, Sr., 93, Alto
John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and Leasie Hogs ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
.       Thelma Ree Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County on D ...

Hall

Jalasker Lyles, Jr., 42, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mr. Jalasker Lyles, Jr. (42) of Gainesville, GA will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Harrison Drive ...

Jackson

Ralph Freeman, Jr, 99, Hoschton
Ralph Freeman, Jr. age 99, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1916 in Hoschton, Jackson County, GA.  He was the son of Ralph Fr ...
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, 30, Commerce
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, age 30, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Ricardo De La Paz, 31, Dahlonega
  Ricardo De La Paz, age 31, of Dahlonega, GA died July 7, 2015. Ricardo was born in Los Angeles, CA March 23, 1984. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 26 years ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

John William Pike Sr., 77, Union Point
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike Sr, age 77 of Union Point, Georgia formerly of Sautee. Mr. Pike passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. ...

Stephens

Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike, Sr. age 77 of Sautee. Mr. Pike entered into rest Tuesday, July 7,2015. He was preceded in death ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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