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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 ...
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