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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 20th, 2015

Banks

Timothy James Maxie, age 18 of Alto, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Private Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements ...

Barrow

Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. & ...
Mindy Regina Helms, 34, Winder
Mindy Regina Helms, age 34, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Ms. Helms loved to watch wrestling, and movies. She enjoyed her computer and being on Facebook. ...
Jerome Marshall, 73, Winder
Jerome Marshall, age 73, of Winder, GA, formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mallie Marshall ...

Forsyth

Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth County as a s ...
  Catherine Marion Waters, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Catherine was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Forsyth Cou ...

Habersham

Dan Canup, 63, Clarkesville
  Dan Canup, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born on June 8, 1952 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Hor ...
Orville Goettmann, 85, Demorest
Mr. Orville Edward Goettmann, age 85, of Demorest passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  Mr. Goettmann was born on July 13, 1930 in Anderson, IN. to the late Christian and ...

Hall

James “Junior” McNeal, 61, Gainesville
               Mr. James “Junior” McNeal age 61 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday August 20, ...
John "Johnny" Howard Stinson, 75, Gainesville
 John " Johnny" Howard Stinson , 75 , of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away August 20. 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.      John was born March ...

Jackson

Kenneth Blanton, 61, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Kenneth Leroy Blanton, age 61, of Nicholson, who passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015. He was the son of the late Noah Le ...
Richard Harmon Proctor, 81, Hoschton
Richard Harmon Proctor, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. Mr. Proctor was a Navy veteran and was employed with Hartford Insurance for 35 years. He loved to ...

Lumpkin

Wanda J. Borkowski, 66, Dahlonega
Wanda J. Borkowski of Dahlonega passed away on August 20th, 2015 after an extended illness. She was 66. She was a resident of Detroit, MI for many years, before moving to Dahlon ...

Other

Philip Bradley, 86, Carnesville
Philip Bradley, age 86, of Carnesville passed away on Thursday August 20th, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, 84, Winterville
Frankie "Tom" Thomas Denney, age 84 of Winterville passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.  The family will not have any services at this time.  Lawson Funeral H ...
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