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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Avery Michele Picklesimer, age 23 months, of Cumming, passed away on, Monday, December 22, 2014. Avery was a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of all who were around her. She w ...

Gwinnett

Mary Carolyn Gravitt, 84, Buford
Mary Carolyn Gravitt, age 84 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She is survived by her niece, Faith Gravitt Russell, Suwanee, GA; great nieces, Mary and Tra ...

Habersham

Donald Wayne Ballew, age 64 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Jackson County, Georgia, on July 24, 1950, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

​Emory (Leon) Martin, Sr., 92, Chestnut Mountain
​Emory "Leon" Martin, Sr., 92, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away December 24, 2014 following a period of declining health.Born on December 17, 1922 in Cumming, ...
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, Gillsville
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, of Gillsville passed away on December, 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm ...
José Meraz-Corral, 60, Gainesville
Mr. José Meraz-Corral, age 60 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p ...
Lela Maudell Norrell, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lela M. Norrell, age 87, of Gainesville passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 24, 2014 following an extended illness. Lela was born in White County, Decembe ...
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, Gainesville
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on December 24, 2014. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late James Steed and Lois V. Beach Mathis. ...
Roy Dale Channell, 56, Gainesville
Roy Dale Channell, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to celebrate Jesus' Birthday on December 24, 2014, after an extended illness.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm ...

Jackson

Olive Goldie Creek, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Olive Goldie Creek, age 90, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Olive taught school until she w ...

Other

Bonnie Boss, 95, Dunwoody
Bonnie Boss, 95, of Dunwoody, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Bonnie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed a full life.Survivors include her son, Stan Boss of ...
John Christopher Lenderman (Chris), of Ashville, NC; passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at the Lenderman famil ...
Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, 89, Chesterfield, Virginia
Mrs. Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, age 89 of Chesterfield, Virginia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the CJW-Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Chesterfield, Virginia.A daughte ...

Rabun

Gary Chadwick Durrence, 44, Clayton
Gary Chadwick Durrence beloved son of Gary and Linda Durrence was born on June 27, 1970, in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad entered into eternal rest on December 24, 2014. He attended ...

Stephens

Ricky Lee Mathews, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Ricky Lee Mathews, age 54 of 2113 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Thomas Lee Mathews and Joyce Ande ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.