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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 25th, 2015

Forsyth

Mary “Patsy” Frances Chadwick, age 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Patsy was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming. She is prec ...
  Vivian Henderson Martin, age 75 passed away Tuesday April 21st, 2015. Born May 12th, 1939 to Tommy and Belle Henderson and a lifelong reside ...
David Alan Schmitz, 53, Cumming
David Alan Schmitz, loving father and husband, age 53, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. David was Director of GAPS at the XL Group.   Survivors inc ...
Eugene Curtis (Pop) Thompson, age 79, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Curtis was a wonderful and humble man who was loved by all, including his dogs.  He retir ...

Gwinnett

Alice Mae Estatico, 85, Buford
Alice Mae Estatico, age 85 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Intermen ...
Diane Everett Dunaway, 67, Suwanee
Diane Everett Dunaway, age 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward J. Dunaway; and parents, Leroy and Dorothy Ev ...
Jerry James Manning, 66, Dacula
Jerry James Manning, age 66, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Manning Mangrum; stepfather, Dan Mangrum; s ...
Mark Vernon McCarthy, 60, Buford
Mark Vernon McCarthy, age 60 of Buford, GA died Thursday, April 24, 2015. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev Danny ...

Habersham

L.M. Chastain, 84, Mt. Airy
L.M. Chastain, age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Chastain was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Marietta, GA to the late Luther and Jessie Lee Willia ...
William Ward, Jr., 69, Demorest
William Ward, Jr., age 69, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Ward was born in Cornelia, GA on December 27, 1945 to the late William Talma ...

Hall

Gerald L Berthold, 76, Braselton
Gerald L. Berthold age 76 of Braselton passed away Thursday April 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville. 
Dionisio Blasnich, 68, Braselton
Mr. Dionisio Blasnich age 68 of Braselton, Ga. Died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the N.E. Ga.Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 6 PM Friday April 24, 2015 at the Hillsi ...
Jack W. Gilleland, 72, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m Saturday April 25, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jack Willard Gilleland age 72 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford will offi ...
Margie S. McGill, 80, Gainesville
Margie S. McGill, 80, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Lithia Springs on June 3, 1934, she was the daughte ...
Lucille Hitchcock Stroberg, 97, Gainesville
    Mrs. Lucille “Bigga” Hitchcock Stroberg, age 97, widow of Emory Gustavus Stroberg, died in Gainesville, Georgia on the 18th of April 2015.   ...
Lillie M. Turner, 80, Gainesville
Lillie M. Turner, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Turner.  She is survived by her husband ...

Jackson

Marilyn Gossage Donnell, 76, Braselton
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, age 76, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...
Rickey Lamar Everett, 57, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Rickey Lamar Everett, age 57, of Winterville who passed away on April 23rd, 2015.    He was the son of the late ...
Dale Green, 65, Hoschton
Mrs. Dale Purvis Green, age 65, of Hoschton, GA and the Deaton Creek Community passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Mar ...
Lillian Everett Labun, 70, Commerce
 Ms. Lillian Everett Labun, age 70, of Commerce, Georgia died April 21, 2015.  A native of Auburn, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Oxford and Annie Belle Banks ...
Margaret Purcell Lacy, 92, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Margaret Purcell Lacy, age 92, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday April 23rd, 2015.  She was born in Banks County, Geo ...
Mary Nell Morgan, 87, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Nell Morgan, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 24, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Morgan was born in Carnesville to the late Vade and Maudie Mea ...
Walter Neisler, 86, Commerce
Walter Neisler was called to his heavenly home on April 22, 2015.  He was born in Banks County, Georgia on March 14, 1929 to Charles Walter Neisler, Sr. and Jessie Virginia Br ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Juan De Dois Padilla Arellano, age 17, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Juan was born in Mexico, a ...
Gladys "Tina" Irene Rousseau, age 67, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  She was survived by her brother Bill McCullough of Talking Rock and sister ...
Mrs. Betty Geneva Autry Tolbert, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Tolbert was born in Cleveland, GA to the late Herbert and Estelle Pri ...

Lumpkin

Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr. age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on April 23rd, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Dempsey moved from Norcross to Dahlonega in 1978 and was a ...
Mrs. Mary Ann “Mim” Thompson Phillips, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 following an extended illness. A nativ ...
James A. Satterfield, 78, Dahlonega
James A. Satterfield, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 following a period of declining health.  James lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He wa ...
Mylada Snyder, 94, Dahlonega
Mylada Snyder, age 94, of Dahlonega, GA died April 19, 2015.   Mylada was the daughter of the late Louis and Philomenia Psencik Malcik and was also preceded in death by ...

Other

Mrs. Sallie Mae Collins Carpenter, age 93 of 801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, Georgia. ...
Glenn C. 'G.C.' Reed Jr, 37, Fayetteville
Glenn C. “G.C.” Reed Jr., age 37 of Fayetteville, GA passed away Wednesday April 22, 2015 after a brief illness.   G.C. was born March 4, 1978 in Gainesville ...
Berma Sue “Mammie” Jordan Smith, 93, of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015.   Ms. Smith was the daughter of the late James Pledger and Lul ...

White

Charles T. Forney, 78, Cleveland
Charles T. Forney, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Mr. Forney was born in New Jersey the son of the late Charles T. Sr. and Harriett Williamson ...
Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tues...
Richard Dysart, who starred in 'L.A. Law,' dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama "L.A. Law," has died after a long illness. He was 8...
Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lew...
Dr. Larry Morris, a founding member of Longstreet Clinic, dies
One of the founding members of the Longstreet Clinic, Dr. Larry Allen Morris, has died at the age of 80.
Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died. He was 88.His wife of 29 years, D...
Former Hall Co. Solicitor Smith dies at 78
Douglas E. Smith, a former Hall County Court Solicitor who practiced law for more than 35 years in Gainesville, has died.
Nath Hayes: Gainesville businessman, community volunteer dies
A Gainesville man, active in a number of local organizations from the Jaycees to the Salvation Army, has died.