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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 19th, 2015

Barrow

 Mr. Clayton Smith “Smitty” Anderson, age 87 of Winder, Georgia died April 14, 2015.  A Native of Elberton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Sanford Guss a ...
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 ...

Forsyth

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 ...
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 ...
Johnny Vaughan, 69, Punto Gorda, FL., formerly of Cumming
Johnny Vaughan, age 69 of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by  his mother, Helen Vaughan; father, J. C ...

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 ...
Carrie Ledford Black, 77, Demorest
Carrie “Carol” Ledford Black, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. Mrs. Ledford was born on July 30, 1937 in Clayto ...
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

Ruby Roberts Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Roberts Edge age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday April 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday April 18, 2015 at the funeral home, and again on Sun ...
John Edward Roberts, 70, Gainesville
John Edward Roberts age 70 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 19, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
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 ...
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
Lucille Hitchcock Stroberg, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Resting Nest Personal Care Home.

Jackson

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 ...
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 ...
Sara Roberts, 90, Braselton
Sara Lord Roberts, age 90, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce ...

Lumpkin

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 ...

Other

Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72 of Johns Creek, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 17, 2015.  A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.  Ar ...
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernedett Chew, 72 of Johns Creek, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 17, 2015.  A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.  Ar ...

Rabun

Ray Page, 88, Clayton
Ray Page, 89, of Clayton, GA, passed away at his residence April 16, 2015. Ray was born in Rabun County, and was the son of the late Henry Miles Page and Fannie Turpin Page. He ...

Stephens

Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr, 63, Forest Park formerly of Toccoa
Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr., 63, of Forest Park, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015, at Landings Care Assisted Living Home in Griffin, Georgia.   Mr. Baker&nb ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.