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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 25th, 2015

Dawson

Patricia “Pitty Pat” Spivey Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining he ...

Forsyth

Louise Boling Akins, 87, Cumming
Louise Boling Akins, age 87, of Cumming, passed away on November 24, 2015.  She was a member at Zion Hill Baptist Church.  Louise was preceded in death by her parents, No ...
Billy Eugene Dixon, 77, Cumming
Mr. Billy Eugene Dixon, age 77, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Thompson Dixon, his parents, Ivous and Daisy Elro ...
  Jacinto M. “Jack” Garcia, Jr., 65, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 23, 2015 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Los Angeles, CA he was the son of the lat ...
Jayne Malcom, 75, Cumming
Jayne Malcom, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  She was born in Monroe, GA, daughter of the late Harriett Anthony Briscoe and Benjamin Lowe Malcom ...
Jeanne Butterly Moffitt, 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away on December 1, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and John Butterly of Scranton, PA.  Her husband of 25 y ...

Gwinnett

Rina Louise Zingerman, 83, Suwanee
Rina Louise Zingerman, 83, of Suwanee, GA died on December 1, 2015 at her home.  Born in Italy, she was the daughter, of the late Peter and Esterina Ceci.  Her beloved hu ...

Hall

Alan Keith Young, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Alan Keith Young, age 46 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Kyle Armour, 28, Gainesville
Mr. Kyle Armour age 28 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at his residence.   Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday November 29, 2015 at 4:00 ...
George Thomas (Tom) Cornett, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the age of 84.   He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late George ...
Claudia J. Emerson, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Claudia J. Emerson age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at her residence.   Graveside Services will be held on Saturday November 28, 201 ...
Marjorie Hudson Holland, 83, Gainesville
Marjorie Hudson Holland, age 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George Hudson and Alice Hudson; and b ...
Donald Steven (Steve) Lanier, 65, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Donald Steven (Steve) Lanier, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at North East Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral s ...

Jackson

R.C. “Pat” Patterson, 88, Commerce
            Mr. R.C. “Pat” Patterson, age 88 of Commerce died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Li ...
Mary L. Davis, 95, Hoschton
Mary L. Davis, age 95, of Hoschton, GA and the Mulberry Community passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.   She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven ...
Edna Aaron Meeler, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edna Aaron Meeler, age 80 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 3, 2015.  Mrs. Meeler was born in Royst ...
Betty Ruth Priest, 76, Commerce
Betty Ruth Priest, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday Dec. 01, 2015. Mrs. Priest was the daughter of the late Guy and Sallie Mae Hutchins Carthern and was the widow of H ...
Patricia Ann Talley, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Patricia Ann Talley, age 75, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Mrs. Talley was born in Gainesville Ohio, a d ...
Emma Sue Thurmond, 88, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Emma Sue Thurmond, age 88 of Commerce, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 25, 2015.&nb ...

Lumpkin

James Stanley Carney, 63, Dahlonega
James Stanley Carney, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. He is preceded in death by his son, Miles Albert Carney and his father, James Albert Carney. ...
Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness.   He was the so ...

Other

George Chrisley, 86, Jackson
George Chrisley, age 86 of Jackson, GA passed away Wednesday November 25, 2015.   Mr. Chrisley was the son of the late Ace and Nettie Tucker Chrisley and was the widower of ...
Clarence Wayne Shoemaker, 68, Danielsville
Clarence Wayne Shoemaker, 68 of Danielsville died Monday Dec. 7. He was the son of late Clarence D. and Ruth Earlene Campbell Shoemaker and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam. He ...

Stephens

Thomas Wendell Ansley, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Thomas Wendell Ansley, age 88 of Jordan Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Powell and Emmie ...

White

Claudine Free, 72, Cleveland
Claudine Free, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Free was born July 6, 1943 in Cleveland to the late James Walter Hicks ...
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.