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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2015

Forsyth

James Ricky Shadburn, 53, Cumming
James Ricky Shadburn, 53, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Ricky was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church since 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Lela ...

Gwinnett

Frances Margaret Flynn Kimmerle, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Benjamin F. Kimmerle, Buford, GA ...
Peggy Sue Vickers Howard, 77 of Buford passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, ...
Ruby Helen Forrester Kemp, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sons, Harold Kemp and Larry Kemp. She is survived by her ...

Habersham

Ervalee Virginia Young Long, age 77 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away at her residence on Thursday, January 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She was born on March 31, 1937 in Cr ...

Hall

Beatrice P. Guerke, 94, Kennesaw
Beatrice P. Guerke, 94, passed away on January 3, 2015 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center in Kennesaw, GA. Born on September 23, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of th ...
Leona Ellen Palmer, 89, Gainesville
Leona Ellen Palmer age 89 of Gainesville passed away January 3, 2015 at the Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Mrs. Palmer was born August 8, 1925 in White County to the ...
Margaret Ann Summerour, 93, Gainesville
Margaret Ann Summerour was born on May 23, 1921 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was the late daughter of Howard (Possum) Follie Bailey. She was married to the late Raymond Summerour ...
Richard W. (Dick) Jehu, 87, Gainesville
Richard "Dick" Jehu, of Gainesville, Georgia, died January 3rd,2015 with his family by his side. Dick is survived by his wife of 25 years, Phyllis Jehu of Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Arthur 'Brad' J.R. Lee, 45, Braselton
Arthur "Brad" J.R. Lee, age 45, of Braselton passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Mr. Lee was a loving son and brother. His favorite past time was caring for flowers, ...
Mrs. Johnnie Elizabeth McDuffie Shubert, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Shubert was born in Commerce to the late John and Leona ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee Brown, 68, Dahlonega
Johnny Lee Brown, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015 following a brief illness.He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired from Cargill in Gainesv ...
Lucille Mincey Sosebee, 89, Dahlonega
Lucille Mincey Sosebee, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired after 40 years of service at Burlington In ...
Thelma Tow, 93, Dahlonega
Thelma Faye Tate Tow, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015 following a period of declining health.Thelma spent most of her life in Lumpkin County and retired fro ...

Other

Thomas George Feiling, 79, Marietta
Thomas George Feiling, 79, of Marietta, GA passed away on January 3, 2015. Thomas was a loving husband, step father and grandfather. He retired from IBM. Thomas had many hobbies ...
William Elmer Sloan, 90, League City, TX
William Elmer Sloan, age 90 of League City, TX, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a 3rd degree Mason. He was preceded in death by h ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.