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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 ...

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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, ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.