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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 ...
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.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
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.