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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 24th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Smelley Young, age 93 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday July 24, 2016.   Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Moses Nelson and Mary Magdalene Coffee Smelley, th ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Charlotte Marie Ora Smith English, age 87, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from the Fairfield Baptist Church.  Dr. Keith A ...
Leo Ivester, 75, Clarkesville
Leo Ivester, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on March 2, 1941, he was a son of the late Newt Preston Iveste ...

Hall

John Ray Edge, 53, Gainesville
                John Ray Edge, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Northeast Geor ...

Lumpkin

Joan Thompson Davis, 85, Dahlonega
  Joan Thompson Davis, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on July 24, 2016. Joan was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Thompson.  She is also preceded in dea ...

White

Nancy Ann Davis Herrington, of Sautee GA, formerly of Savannah, passed away July 24, 2016 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center (following a short illness.) Born in Athens, GA, s ...
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.