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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.

Forsyth

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 ...

Hall

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, ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.