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

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of 386 Berlin Rd., Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015. Mr. Davis was the son of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell ...
Lurlene Brady Hart, 83, Alto
  Lurlene Brady Hart, age 83 of Alto, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at her residence. Born in Banks County on January 26, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Be ...

Forsyth

Johnson Wavery “Dub” Brown, of Cumming, GA left his earthly home on October 1, 2015, leaving a family that he cherished.  He will be missed deeply.   He ...

Gwinnett

Helen Gravitt McDaniel, 74, Locust Grove, formerly Buford
Helen Gravitt McDaniel, age 74, of Locust Grove, GA and formerly of Carrabelle, FL and Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents ...

Habersham

Joyce Norris Echols, age 67, of Lula, GA passed away September 30, 2015. Mrs. Echols was born in Gainesville, GA on December 27, 1947 to the Late J.D. and Ollie Wade Norris. In ...
Loree Lee Matheson, 55, Clarkesville
Loree Lee Matheson passed away peacefully at her home in Clarksville, Ga., after a brave battle with cancer. She was 55 years old.       Loree was ...

Hall

Benjamin Adams, 45, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin Adams, age 45, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.             Funeral services w ...
Doris Milsap Bailey, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Milsap Bailey of Gainesville, Ga (71) passed October 1,2015. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home
James “Jimmy” Bales, 62, of Lula, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Jimmy was born on March 15, 1953. He was th ...
 Mr. David Matthew “Buck” Bryant, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness ...
Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Thrasher Williams, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015.             ...

Jackson

Lisa Ann Mason, 51, Commerce
  Lisa Ann Mason, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday October 08, 2015.   Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late Benny Joe Robinson and was the widow of ...
Mrs. Curtistine Baird Massey Bruce, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Bruce was born in Commerce to the late Rev. Jab ...

Lumpkin

Joel Leslie Bryant, 69, Dahlonega
Joel Leslie Bryant age 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 14th 2015. Joe was born in Monroe, LA and has been a resident of Dahlonega, GA for the last 2 years. Mr. Bryant ...
Broton W. Head, 83, Dahlonega
  Broton W. Head, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness. &n ...

Other

Lloyd Benson Cloud, 77, Jasper
  Mr. Lloyd Benson Cloud, age 77, of Jasper, Georgia passed away October 27, 2015 at his home.   Mr. Cloud was born July 17, 1938 to Lloyd and Geraldine Cloud in ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Juanita Shedd Turpin, age 90, of Old Jarrett Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Pruitt Health Toccoa.    A daughter of t ...

White

Lillian Joyce Cantrell, 88, Cleveland
       Mrs. Lillian Joyce Cantrell, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended ill ...
Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94
Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died
Russell Vandiver, former Lanier Tech president, dies at age 67
Russell Vandiver, former president of Lanier Technical College, passed away this week at the age of 67.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.