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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 24th, 2015

Banks

Ben Preston Gordon, 79, Maysville
Mr. Ben Preston Gordon, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Gordon was born in Commerce to the late Willie F. and Vassie Lewalle ...

Forsyth

Joel 'Buddy' Burnett, 79, Cumming
Joel "Buddy" Burnett, age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was a member of Free Home Community Church. Buddy is survived by his wife Barbara Bu ...

Habersham

Brandi Browner, 35, Baldwin
Brandi Lashun Browner, age 35 of Baldwin, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 16, 1979, she was the daughter of J.L. ...
Donald Lee Southerland, 78, Kennesaw, originally from Habersham County
Donald Lee Southerland, age 78 of Kennesaw, GA passed away on February 8, 2015. Don was born in Habersham County, Georgia in 1936. He graduated from North Habersham High School in ...

Hall

Dorothy Laverne Brinkley-Edwards, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Janise Hunt and husband Lanre Magreola, Augus ...
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, Flowery Branch
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
John Michael Hoyman, 48, Gainesville
Mr. John Michael Hoyman, age 48, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, Gainesville
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the chapel of Little & Dave ...
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, Gainesville
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, died peacefully after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. She was born on November 7, 1939 in England. She is predeceased by he ...

Lumpkin

Edith Cleo Black Lance, 77, Dahlonega
Edith Cleo Black Lance, "Ma", age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and of the Baptist ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
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.