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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 20th, 2014

Dawson

Marie Beck, 77, Dawsonville
Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1936 to the late Howard and Edith Summerour ...

Habersham

Frank (Sonny) Cruz, 72, Clarkesville
Frank "Sonny" Cruz, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Cruz was born on October 8, ...
Rubye Colston Batson, 86, Demorest
Rubye Colston Batson, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County on May 21, ...

Hall

Edith 'Moie' Joy, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Edith "Moie" Joy, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 22, 2014 in ...
Margaret Denham England Burks, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Denham England Burks, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 ...
Vincent (Vinny) Lawrence Ferrara, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vincent "Vinny" Lawrence Ferrara, age 92, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Memorial S ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Walter Poiles, 57, Dahlonega
Jerry Walter Poiles, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.Mr. Poiles lived in Dahlonega, GA for 17 years after moving here from Clearwater, Florida. He had worked as ...
Wayne Colston, first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School, dies at age 66
The man who served as the first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School has died at the age of 66.
'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103