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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Martha Sue Martin, 79, Cumming
Martha Sue Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 from an extended illness.  A simple and sweet lady, Martha Sue was a life-long member of Salem Baptist Churc ...
Charles Junior (Junebug) Smith, age 80, of Cumming, formerly Buford passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Junebug was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.&nb ...

Habersham

Adam Lee Bradshaw, 31, Clarkesville
ADAM LEE BRADSHAW, age 31, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 05, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Adam was born in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Frances Blount Gravitte, 80, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Blount Gravitte, age 80 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mrs. Gravitte was born ...
Paul Banister Gurley, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Banister Gurley, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Mr. Gurley was born in Ila ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Cain, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Cain, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Joyce was born in Bennettsville, SC and ...
Kennith Albert Gillespie, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Kennith Albert Gillespie, age 59, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. He was formerly self-employed as a truck driver. Ke ...

Stephens

Ronald David Bevins, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Ronald David Bevins, age 59, of 185 Skyview Lane, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Donald and Glo ...
Mrs. Polly Taylor Seawright, age 84, of 1575 Sunshine Church Road, Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at her residence. A daughter of the late John H. and Irene He ...

White

Merl Chadima Cloonan, 93, Cleveland
Merl Chadima Cloonan age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.    ...
Ray Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Saturday September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.&n ...
Ray E Meaders, 91, Cleveland
Ray E. Meaders, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Meaders was born in White County the son of the late Wiley Christopher ...
Roy Lee Pruitt, 84, Cleveland
Roy Lee Pruitt age 84, of Cleveland passed away Friday September 4, 2015.  Mr. Pruitt was born in White County the son of the late Riley and Era Gilleland Pruitt.  He ...
Stella Dillon Ruesch Syms 96 of Helen passed away September 5, 2015. She graduated from Nacoochee High School. Following her years of education she worked in Atlanta where she met ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.