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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 1st, 2015

Forsyth

Peggy Sue Helton, age 76 of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leon Helton.   She is survive ...

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Horace Eugene Gee Sr., 84, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday August 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Horace Eugene Gee, Sr, 84, of Gainesville. Rev. Sven Mossinger and ...
Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, age 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 01, 2015, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, ...
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, Gainesville
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ...
Lavonia Meeks Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Meeks Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ...
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, Gainesville
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of memorial P ...
Miranda Duncan Parks, Gainesville
Miranda “Randy” Duncan Parks, one of the Lord’s kindest, most compassionate gifts to humanity, passed gently into sweet eternity after a period of declining healt ...
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Fune ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Chester “Doc” Randolph Baxter, age 89 of Murrayville. Mr. Chester passed away Saturday, August 1, 201 ...

Other

Ramona Lee Weise, 86, Mineral Bluff, Ga.
Ramona Lee Weise, 86 of Mineral Bluff, GA succombed  to a long standing illness and passed peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Mrs. Weise is preceded in death by her husba ...

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Mary Elaine Hollifield Speed, age 72 of Clayton, Georgia, passed away suddenly August 1, 2015. She was the daughter of Edgar Talmadge (deceased) and Alene Brown Hollifield.  S ...

Stephens

Mattie Norris Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Mattie Norris Adams age 86 of Toccoa passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at her niece’s residence. A daughter of the late Cliff and Nancy Lee Norris, she was born in ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.