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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 30th, 2015

Forsyth

William Henry (Bill) Johnston, III, of Cumming, passed away on August 30, 2015. He was a charter member of North Point Community Church, and was currently attending First Redeemer ...

Habersham

J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Ramona Lewallen Hill, 80, Baldwin
Ramona Lewallen Hill, age 80 of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at her residence. Born in Banks County on August 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Felton Le ...

Hall

John Donald Millar, MD, 81, Murrayville
John Donald Millar, MD, RADM (Upper), US PHS, Ret., of Murrayville, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 30, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. R ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Jean Ray,, 73, Gainesville
Donna Jean Ray, age 73, passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a courageous fifteen year battle with cancer. ...
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, Gainesville
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Little& Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrang ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Bunker, 61, Dahlonega
Joyce Bunker, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside.   Joyce was a native and lifelong res ...
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