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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 ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.