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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 7th, 2015

Banks

Lillian Gailey Pritchett, age 89, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Pritchett was born on June 3, 1925 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Floyd M. ...

Dawson

Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, Dawsonville
Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 2, 1947 in Lumpkin County, s ...

Forsyth

Rae Laslie Baker, 79, Cumming
Rae Laslie Baker, 79, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on March 7, 2015. Born in Quincy, FL she was the daughter of the late James and Pauline Laslie. Her sister ...

Gwinnett

Margaret Coffey Langston, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Rev. James O. Langston, Sr.; gr ...

Hall

Andrew Clifford Satterfield, 87, Alpharetta
Andrew Clifford Satterfield, age 87, of Alpharetta, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was Baptist and proudly served our country in the United States Army.Survi ...
Bill Fred Hawkins, 78, Oakwood
Bill Fred Hawkins, age 78 of Oakwood, Georgia passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, March 07, 2015.Born in Jackson County, Tennessee on March 22, 1936, he w ...
Brandon Corey Watkins, 33, Gainesville
Mr.Brandon Corey Watkins, age 33 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Elvis Bingham, 37, Gainesville
Elvis Lee Bingham, 37, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Originally from Gainesville, Georgia, he was stationed at Fort Hood, assigned to the43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Ca ...
Grace Mae Savage Sargent, 90, New Holland
Grace Mae Savage Sargent, age 90 of New Holland, passed away Saturday, March 07, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Robert D. Simpson, 91, Gainesville
Robert D. Simpson, 91, died Saturday, March 7 at his home in Gainesville Georgia following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Wilta Simpso ...

Jackson

Lalanne Scott, 46, Braselton
Lalanne B. Scott, age 46 of Braselton, GA passed away on March 7, 2015. Memorial Service will be held Friday at The Kingdom Hall, Braselton, Ga. at 2pm. professional Services Ent ...
Vanette Skillin, 82, Hoschton
Vanette Skillin, professional ballroom dancer, manager, mom, and adoring wife passed away peacefully on March 1, 2015 at 82 years of age.Vanette was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas o ...

Other

Clariece Stinson, 93, Montgomery, AL.
Mrs. Clariece Stinson, age 93, a longtime resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Stinson was born in Itta Bena, MS, a daughter to the late David H ...
Jerry Wheeler, 75, East Point
Jerry Wheeler, age 75 of East Point, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Wheeler was born on February 18, 1940, in Atlanta, GA, to the late James and Bonnie Hunt Wheeler. ...

White

Jacob Simon Bosma, 87, Cleveland
Mr. Jacob (Jack) Simon Bosma, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mr. Bosma was born in Whitensville, MA the son of the late Simon Henry and Jenny Frieswick ...
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