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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2015

Habersham

Jody Burton, 77, Demorest
Jody Burton, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born on November 1, 1937, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Hester York Burto ...
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, 97, Clarkesville
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, age 97, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Tartaglia was ...

Hall

Harold E. Knauts, 82, Lula
            Mr. Harold E. Knauts age 82 of Lula, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 05, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
James C. Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. "Buddy" Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville, GA is in ...
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on April 3, 1935. He was the son ...
Jimmy L. Meeks, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy L. Meeks, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Center of Georgia following an extended illness.     &n ...
Neal Roper, 85, Gainesville
Neal Roper age 85 passed away August 5, 2015 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Eva Roper and son and daughter in law, Buster and Paula Roper; grandson, Josh ...

Jackson

Louise Landers, 85, Braselton
      Mrs. Louise Landers, age 85, of Braselton, Georgia passed away August 5, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Marion and Estel ...
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