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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 9th, 2014

Barrow

Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was the son of a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like ...

Dawson

Glen C. Amburn, 50, Dawsonville
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Amburn was born October 9, 1963 in Lincoln, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Ann Thom Williamson Roberts, surrounded by her family, died peacefully at home on this Fourth of July. She was predeceased by Dan Roberts, her beloved husband of 68 years, parents ...

Habersham

Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, age 86, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell and Mr. Whi ...
Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Johnny Lester Wheeler, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on January 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim Wheele ...
Rodney Howard, 38, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Rodney Howard, age 38 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Arrangem ...

Hall

Thomas Randall Peck, 49, Gainesville
Thomas Randall Peck, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memoria ...
Victoria Israel, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Victoria Israel, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Israel was born Marc ...

Other

Mr. Lonnie Franklin "Frankie" Beck, age 56, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in ...
Mary Helen Shaver, 91, Kennesaw
Mary Helen Shaver, age 91, of Kennesaw passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
'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.