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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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Rabun

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 ...
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