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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, Cumming
Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, a life-long resident of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  A member of Silver City Baptist Church, Barbara Jean was a loving wife, mother an ...
ALEX JOSEPH PARACSI was born January 20, 1939 in Lorain, OH to parents Elizabeth Toth Paracsi and Joszef Paracsi.  His death occurred on July 22, 2017.  He was preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Michael R. Schaffer, 61, Suwanee
Michael R. Schaffer, age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Schaffer. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia & ...

Habersham

Letha Lane Godfrey, 87, Cornelia
Letha Lane Godfrey, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 17, 1930, sh ...
Rev. James Pruitt, 74, Lula
Rev. Samuel James Pruitt, age 74 of Lula, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Cumming, Georgia on December 28, 1942, he was a son of the late L.B. ...

Hall

Norma Jean King Hawkins, 89, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Jean King Hawkins age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates following a prolonged illness. Memorial serv ...
Ray Clark Jones, 88, Flowery Branch
            Ray Clark Jones, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an ex ...
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, Flowery Branch
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 29, 1947, Mike, as he was known, was married for 52 years to the love of his life, P ...
Mr. James (Oopie) Warren Threlkeld, 55, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness from Leukemia. Funeral services will be ...

Jackson

Mrs. Vivian Bernice Wilson Poe, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 25 at her residence.  Mrs. Poe was born in Commerce to the late Clifford and Grace Woodall Wilson.&n ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Jimmy” Wheeler, Whitlock, age 64 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Mr. Whitl ...

White

Yvette Lea McDonald, Cleveland
As the trumpets sounded and the jazz bands played, Yvette Lea McDonald gently ascended into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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