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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 16th, 2014

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Roberta Smith, 75, Statham
Roberta Smith, age 75 of Statham, GA passed away on Sunday. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.

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Margaret Mary Rasper, 94, Cumming
Margaret Mary Rasper, 94, of Cumming, GA died on November 16, 2014. Born in Cleveland, OH she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Slattery. Her beloved husband, Rudolp ...
Theron Walker, 85, Cumming
Theron Walker went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2014. He departed this life at 2:30 PM at his home in Cumming, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family. He was 85.Theron w ...

Gwinnett

Royce McDaniel, 61, Buford
Mr. Royce McDaniel, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carrie Lou McDaniel; and brothers, Doug McDan ...

Habersham

Florence 'Tete' Vandergriff, 92, Clarkesville
Florence "Tete" Vandergriff, age 92, of Clarkesville, passed away on November 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on February 24, 1922 in Clarkesville, Geor ...
John Carty, 83, Cornelia
John Carty, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014.Memorial Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Yonah Me ...
Kathleen Chumbler Lummus, 89, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dot ...

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Janice Laverne Hicks, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Janice LaVern Hicks, age 70 of Gainesville. Rev. Roger Peck and Rev. ...
Larry Jarrell Scroggs, 61, Gainesville
Larry Jarrell Scroggs, 61 of Gainesville passed away on November 15, 2014 of a sudden illness. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5-8 pm at ...
Mary Elizabeth Elliott Summerville was born in Macon, GA on December 13, 1935 to Russell and Nathalie Elliott. She graduated from Mt. DeSales high school in Macon, GA and went on t ...
Robert Alan Starner, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Alan Starner,77, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Huff will officiat ...
Robert William "Bobby" Patterson, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert William "Bobby" Patterson, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p ...
Virginia Hall, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2014 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church for Emma Virginia Hall age 91 of Gainesville. The Dr. Bill Coates, R ...

Jackson

Broadus Smith, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Broadus Fred Smith, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Mr. Smith was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, ...
James Keith Gilbert, 52, Braselton
Mr. James Keith Gilbert, 52, of Braselton, GA., passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. A native of Myrtle Beach, SC., he had lived in Jackson County for a number of years. He was ...

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Albert M. Gilleland, 83, Snellville
Albert M. Gilleland, age 83, of Snellville passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Georgia National Cemetery, ...
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.