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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Minister Bernice Gilliard Burwell, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Thompson; father, Jack Woods; moth ...

Habersham

Alex Steven Norton, 30, Alto
A visitation service for Alex Norton, 30, of Alto, will be held on September 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel. Alex was born Janua ...

Jackson

Virginia Pauline Bowden Etheridge, 90, of Jefferson passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Dogwood Forest following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tu ...

Lumpkin

Harry Raptis, 85, Dahlonega
Harry Raptis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home following an extended illness.   Harry was born in Atlanta, GA July 14, 1930. He h ...
John Stockard, Dahlonega
John Stockard passed away at his home in Dahlonega Sunday morning, September 6, surrounded by his family and his dog, Cindy. John had a long interesting life. After he graduated fr ...

Other

Peggy Patrick Harrell, 84, Athens
Mrs. Peggy Patrick Harrell, age 84, of Athens, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015.   A native of Winder, Georgia, she was a graduate of Winder High School a ...

Stephens

Billy Gordon O'Kelley, 54, Toccoa
Billy Gordon O’Kelley, age 54 of 45 Hill Place, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.   A son of All ...

White

Nancy Woodall Collins, 76, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Nancy Woodall Collins , age 76 of Cleveland. The Rev. Lamar Purcell an ...
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
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.