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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 2nd, 2015

Banks

Winford Martin Baker, age 71, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015.   Mr. Baker was born on April 27, 1944 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Edd and Ruth ...

Barrow

Paulette Ann Oatley, 68, Statham
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Paulette Ann Oatley, age 68, of Statham, who passed away on Sunday May 30th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Verdell and ...

Forsyth

Vera Elaine Overton Johnson, 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. She was born on March 11, 1929 in Nashville, TN. She was the daughter of Sidney Wayne Overton a ...
Warren Ansley Montgomery, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was a Veteran of the Air National Guard. He is survived by his wife Ann Montgomery of Cumm ...
Andrea Snyder Phebus, 69, Cumming
Andrea Snyder Phebus, age 69, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 in a tragic vehicular accident. Andrea was a retired Educator whose career spanned over 30 years in fo ...
Ellie Wynell Smallwood Tallant, age 96, of Cumming, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Wynell was a member of Friend ...

Habersham

Tom Baird, 82, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dr. Tom Baird, age 82, of Clarkesville, will be held Monday, June 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel Christian Church cemetery.  Visitation will be h ...
R. Herman Black, 88, Demorest
R. Herman Black, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on March 08, 1927, he was a son of the late Luther L. ...
Margaret Elizabeth Moore, 84, Cornelia
Margaret Elizabeth Moore age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Ms. Moore was born on August 18, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia to the late Luther ...
Dr. Thomas S. Baird, 86, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Dr. Thomas S. Baird, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Winder, GA.   ...
Vivian Vinson Pearson, 62, Mt. Airy
Vivian Vinson Pearson, age 62 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Eust ...

Hall

John Wesley Hays, 74, Gainesville
      John Wesley Hays, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.     ...
Mildred Carroll, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Carroll was born on July 28, 1925 to the late Hope and Jessie Woods; she entered into rest on May 30, 2015.  She worked for the Atlanta Board of Education for over 30 yea ...
Harold Dean Clark, 85, Gainesville
Harold Dean Clark, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, June 01, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Carl Henry Grizzle, 97, Gainesville
Carl Henry Grizzle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am in the Chapel o ...
Our heavenly Father called our precious loved one home on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:11 AM. She fought hard, but could not overcome her battle with ARDS (acute respiratory distres ...
Ruby Lois Fraiser McDaniel, 87, Flowery Branch
Ruby Lois Fraiser McDaniel, 87, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ...
Hoyt Mintz, 75, Gainesville
     Mr. Hoyt Mintz age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.         ...
Ellsworth Smith, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ellsworth “Smitty” Smith, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rogers Smith; and step ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Donna Jean Anderson Butler, age 54, of Dahlonega passed away at her residence on Monday, June 01, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born in Hall County, Donna had lived most of ...
Hoyt Curtis Porter, 96, Dahlonega
Hoyt Curtis Porter age 96 of Dahlonega died May 3l, 2015 at a private nursing home. Mr. porter was born in Hoschton, Ga.  April 30, 1919 to Hubert Porter and Mattie Lance Port ...

Other

Phillip Johnson, 57, Alpharetta
Phillip Johnson 57 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on May 31st, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-7pm on Thursday June 4th. Memorial services will be held at 7pm in the Chapel of the f ...
Judge Scott, 69, Danielsville
  Mr. Judge Scott, age 69, of Danielsville, GA passed away on May 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Johnnie Scott, three daughters: Michelle (K ...
Mr. James Edward “Jimmy” Smith, Jr., age 65, of 155 Laurel Circle, Lavonia, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   ...
Charles Tucker, 75, Gibson
Charles Tucker, age 75 of Gibson, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae Tucker of Gibson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and ...

Rabun

Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  She ...

Stephens

Nina Monroe Bell, 61, Toccoa
Mrs. Nina Monroe Bell, age 61, of 326 Remsdale Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, at her residence.   A daughter of Homer Monroe and the late Bettie Sue Cul ...
Robert Ernest Carter, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Ernest Carter, age 86 of 7901 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Henry Candler and Myrtle Hollan ...
Donna Kelser Collins, 54, Toccoa
Donna Kelser Collins, age 54, of 667 Wesley Circle, Toccoa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the afternoon of Saturday, May 30, 2015 surrounded by her family.   ...

White

Barbara Sue Rider Casper, 60, Cleveland
Barbara Sue Rider Casper, age 60, of Cleveland passed away Monday June 1, 2015.  Mrs. Casper was born in Blairsville, GA the daughter of the late Arlie Rider Sr. and Bertie ...
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died...
Former GHS Principal Segars dead at 81
Funeral services are set for Thursday for former Gainesville High School Principal Curtis Segars.
Longtime Gainesville doctor remembered at Monday services
A man who practiced medicine for 37 years in Gainesville passed away on Friday, May 15 and will be remembered Monday, May 18 at a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.
'King of the Blues' B.B. King dead at 89 at home in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursda...
'Graduate' actress Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Elizabeth Wilson, who built a career as a character actress in films such as "The Graduate" and "9 to 5," has died. She was 94.Wilson, who lived in Branford with her sister, di...
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The...
'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby"...
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...