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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 1st, 2015

Banks

Hazel Parr Echols, 79, Maysville
Mrs. Hazel Parr Echols, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Echols was born in Maysville to the late Comer and ...
Mr. William (Billy) Acie Griffin, Jr, age 71, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Griffin was born in Homer to the late William Acie and Ma ...

Barrow

Daniel Paul Hanson, Jr., age 54, of Auburn formerly of Massachusetts and Maine passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Survivors include his wife Deana Griffin Hanson; daughte ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Miller, 68, Cumming
Stephanie Miller age 68 of Cumming,  passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was a member of City On A Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dale ...

Habersham

Broadus Quarles, 85, Cornelia
Broadus Quarles, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Mr. Quarles was born on February 14, 1930 in Edgefield, SC., to the late Thomas W ...

Hall

Raymond Johnson, Sr, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Raymond Johnson, Sr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.     & ...
Inez Randolph Leverette, 82, Gainesville
         Mrs. Inez Randolph Leverette, age 82 of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
Amanda Mason Little, 96, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Amanda Mason Little, age 96 of Gainesville. Amanda died peacefully Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia ...
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, af ...
Frances Kaye Root, 76, Flowery Branch
Frances Kaye Root, 76, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia, with her family by her side. She was born on Septem ...

Jackson

Stephen Ray Jones, 54, Nicholson
Mr. Stephen Ray Jones, age 54, of Nicholson died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Jones was born in Cushing, OK to Mary Lou Blakley Jones of Nicholson and the ...

Lumpkin

John Robert "Robby" Day, 43, Dahlonega
John Robert “Robby” Day, age 43, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on September 1, 2015. Robby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a building co ...
  John Robert “Robby” Day, age 43, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on September 1, 2015.   Robby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...

Stephens

David Bryan Turpin, 70, Toccoa
Mr. David Bryan Turpin, age 70, of 483 Easy Street, Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence.

White

  Eva Mae Stephens Alexander, 86 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 following an extended illness.   Born in Cleveland, Georgia o ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.