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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 1st, 2015

Banks

Surrounded by her family, Ebbie Jean Osborn Hope, 74, of Homer, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Ebbie was born in Comm ...
Henry Anderson Mize, 89, Maysville
Mr. Henry Anderson Mize, age 89, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, January 01, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.Henry was born May 10, 1925 in Anderson, SC. He was the son of th ...

Barrow

Mrs. Betty Presley Stafford, age 86, of Winder, Georgia died January 1, 2015. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Lottie Pannell Pr ...
Ruth Ensley, 82, Winder
Mrs. Ruth Ensley, age 82, of Winder, Georgia died January 1, 2015 following an extended illness. A native of Gwinnett County, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Annie Rob ...

Dawson

Bobby Darryl Cantrell, 51, Dawsonville
Bobby Darryl Cantrell, age 51 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, James Brando ...

Forsyth

Rev. William (Billy) Mullinax, age 69 and a native of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lod ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Gaddis, 92, Buford
Sarah Ellen Gaddis, age 92 of Buford, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Emeritus Assisted Living in Buford, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Habersham

Doris S. Roper, 82, Clarkesville
On April 8, 1932, God sent a sweet angel named Doris and called her back to Heaven, on January 1, 2015. Doris Roper always shared her faith, love and giving spirit through her chur ...
Pashie Payne Towery, 84, Clarkesville
Pashie Payne Towery, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on January 1, 2015.Born on July 4, 1930, in Alto, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel and Tressie Morris Payne. ...

Hall

​Sara Annie Martin, 73, Gainesville
The Lord called Sara Annie Thompson Martin, age 73, of Gainesville, Ga., to be home with Him on the night of New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014.She passed away at No ...
Frank A. Falconero, 96, Gainesville
Frank A. Falconero was born in Italy on May 29, 1918. Papo passed away New Year's morning 2015, 96+ years young. Papo's family came to America in 1922 through Ellis Islan ...
Gibbs "Red" Hurd, 91, Flowery Branch
Gibbs "Red" Hurd, age 91, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his sons, Philip D. Hurd and Donald G. Hurd. He is ...
Harold Buffington, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Buffington, 74, of Gainesville died January 1, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home.
James Curtis (Jim) Lofton, 85, Gainesville
Retired high school football coach James Curtis Lofton of Gainesville, Ga., left this life on Jan. 1. He was 85. He had struggled with complications linked to congestive heart fail ...
James David Tanner, 70, Gainesville
James David Tanner, age 70, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015. Mr. Tanner was survived by his daughters Dianne Padilla and husband Roberto, Deborah Anderson and ...
Kathleen Mary Lee, 66, Gainesville
Kathleen Mary Lee, 66, of Gainesville Georgia passed away Thursday January 01, 2015. Kathleen battled pulmonary fibrosis for several years. She was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvani ...
Vera Culberson Fuller, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Vera Culberson Fuller, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 4, 2015 in ...

Lumpkin

Lorraine Edge, 82, Dahlonega
Miss Lorraine Edge, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, January 1, 2015.Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Philippi Baptist Church. She retired ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died