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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 ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
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