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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Kevin John Joseph McGrath, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on December 16, 2015. Kevin was born in Hollywood, FL., on April 26, 1960 to John Joseph and Gloria McGrath. He was a car ...
Stephen Vincent O’Saben, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to operat ...

Habersham

Bobby Nathanial Faulkner, 78, Cornelia
  Bobby Nathaniel Faulkner, age 78, of Cornelia died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, NC, on September 10, 1937, he was the son of ...
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, 90, Clarkesville
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  Mrs. McDonald was born on December 20, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia t ...
Funeral services for Ronald Ernest “Ronnie” Porterfield will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015 at the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony S ...
  Robert Tanner Powers, Jr., age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Born in Hall County on April 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Robert, Sr. and ...

Hall

Mrs. Deloris R. Evans “Buddy” Stephens Clure, age 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home Nursing Home following ...
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, 68, Murrayville
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, age 68 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mr. Bookmiller was b ...
Christopher Gordon Cape, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Gordon Cape, age 51, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cape was born April 23, 1964 in ...
Tommy M. Frazier, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Tommy M. Frazier, 74, of Gainesville died December 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held 1 p,.m. Tuesday December 22, 2015 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Wards Funera ...
Willie Hulsey Glover, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Hulsey Glover passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness.  She was 100 years old.  She was the daughter ...
Leon Lott, 80, Flowery Branch
Home Going services for Mr. Leon Lott, age 80,husband of Mrs. Candance Lott of Flowery Branch, GA will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015, 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Church, 251 Bon ...
John Carl Tyree, 81, Gainesville
 Mr. John Carl Tyree, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.    & ...

Lumpkin

  Jeffery Scott “Scotty” Adams, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home following a short, but valiant battle with cancer ...
Lelia Louise Thompson Stowers, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens following a sudden illness. She was born to pare ...

White

Leah Beth Buckley, 56, Helen
Leah Beth Buckley, age 56 of Helen, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Buckley was born on August 8, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late ...
William Scott Hull, 82, Sautee
William Scott Hull, age 82 of Snellville formerly of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. Scott graduated from Spartanburg High School, Spartanbu ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69