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Oliver "Pete" Swords, 87, Winder
Mr. Oliver “Pete” Swords, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army, The United States Air ...

Dawson

George Abee, 73, Dawsonville
George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born February 25, 1942 in Lumpkin County to the late F ...
Rowanda 'Wanda' Rouse Pruitt, 82, Dawsonville
Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Pruitt was born April 2, 1933 to the late Luth ...

Forsyth

Talmadge Wesley Bolton, 81, Cumming
Talmadge Wesley Bolton, age 81 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church since 1945. He was owner of Bolton's Garage fr ...
Howard Edward Dale, 71, Cumming
Howard Edward Dale, 71, of Cumming passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness. Mr. Dale was born on July 31, 1943 in Gainesville to th ...
Matthew Hughes, 44, Cumming
Matthew Hughes , age 44 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Loy Whitt, Newman and Olure Hughes.   He is ...
Carl Homer Jones, 61, Cumming
  Carl Homer Jones, age 61, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Mr. Jones was a 1972 graduate of Forsyth County High School and was retired from the Stat ...
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 ...
Joyce Brooks Summers, 84, Cumming
Joyce Brooks Summers, age 84 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015.  She was an avid Braves Baseball fan, loved her Lord, and her Church and her family. ...
Elizabeth Valiando, 73, Griffin
Elizabeth Valiando 73 of Griffin, Ga passed away on April 16, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumm ...

Gwinnett

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 ...
Annabelle Maxwell Parsons, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Parsons; and grandson, Matthew Allen Parsons. ...

Habersham

Bruce Alan Hughes, 62, Cornelia
Bruce Alan Hughes, age 62, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Charity Baptis ...
Edna Keller Simmons, 75, Mt. Airy
Edna Keller Simmons, age 75 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015.   Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the l ...

Hall

John Edward Roberts, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 22, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for John Edward Roberts, age 70 of Gainesville. Eddy McEntire will officiat ...
Fred Luther Carter, Jr., 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Fred Luther Carter, Jr., age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, following a brief illness.   ...
Randy Harold Gowan, 52, Clermont
Randy Harold Gowan age 52 of Clermont passed away April 15, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral ...
Nadine I Ham, 88, Gainesville
Nadine I Ham, 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, after a brief illness. Nadine was born March 17, 1927 in Maysville, Georgia and was preceded in dea ...
Leon Hester, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Leon Spencer Hester age 68 passed April 15, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:00pm, New Gainesville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1813 Floyd Ro ...
Funeral services for William Ronnie Wiley age 76 of Lula, Ga.  will be held at 2:oo p.m.,  April  21, 2015 in Strickland funeral Home Chapel. Visitati ...
Paul Miller Sack, 78, Gainesville
Paul Miller Sack, 78, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville
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.   ...

Jackson

Lidy Juanita Hartley, 72, Hoschton
Lidy Juanita Hartley, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Ms. Hartley enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, going to yard sales and shopping. She was survived ...
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, 71, Jefferson
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw loved his family and gospel music.  He was survived by his son Stanley Bradsh ...
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 ...
Ronald Edward Hudson, 71, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Ronald Edward Hudson, age 71, of Nicholson who passed away on Saturday April 18th, 2015. He was the son of the late Joseph Henry ...
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, Pendergrass
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, of Pendergrass passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Winder Barrow Hospital following an auto accident. Mr. Nix was born on October 12, 1989 ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Mae Cole, 77, Dahlonega
Shirley Mae Cole, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Mrs. Cole was an Ohio native who had lived in Dahlonega ...
Barbara Lisa Reinshagen, 57, Dahlonega
Barbara Lisa Reinshagen, known to her loved ones as Lisa, passed peacefully on the morning of April 18, 2015.  She is survived by her parents Roy and Louise Ledford of Clevela ...
Barbara Lisa Ledford Reinshagen, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday April 18, 2015.  A Celebration of life will be held at 11 am Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Chapel ...
R.B. Upton, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. R.B. Upton, age 73 of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was a former resident of Baldwin, Florida and has lived ...
Gordon Wood, 56, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Gordon Bryan ‘Chop” Wood, age 56 of Dahlonega. Bryan passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral arrangem ...

Other

Allen W. Adams, 87, Sky Valley
Allen W. Adams (A.W.) age 87 Formerly of Sky Valley, passed away April 18, 2015. A.W. was born in Dublin, GA. He was the son of the late Wyriott and Kathleen Adams.   ...
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernadett (Moore) Chew, 72, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at home.  Born in Martinsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lemmie and Ge ...
Helen Mary Rosen, 88, Johns Creek
  Helen Mary Rosen, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 88, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Helen served on the Board of Directors for Habit ...

Stephens

Travis Wayne Banks, 58, Toccoa
Mr. Travis Wayne Banks, age 58 of 118 Merritts Circle, Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.             A ...
Dameon Malachi Roach, 13, Toccoa
Dameon Malachi Roach, age 13, of 2167 Hicks Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday from injuries of an accident.   Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Acree-Da ...

White

Mrs. Patricia Ann Crane Montgomery, 73 of Cleveland died Sunday April 19, 2015. Born in Hall County, Mrs. Montgomery had been a resident of White County for a number of years.&n ...
Vaughn Garrett, 78, Cleveland
Vaughn James Garrett, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Garrett was born September 4, 1936 in Hiawassee to the lat ...
Larry Randoll Bailey, 76, Cleveland
Larry Randoll Bailey, 76, of Cleveland, Georgia, and formerly of Buford and Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away suddenly in an accident during the afternoon of April 18, 2015. Larr ...
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.