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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2015

Barrow

Howard Sweat, 64, Winder
Mr. Howard Sweat, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died March 8, 2015 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late James and Lucille Anthony Sweat. He wa ...

Dawson

Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks, 93, Dawsonville
Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks went HOME to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer. She was 93. Ms. Bertha lived in Dawsonville since 2005, having raised ...

Forsyth

Joyce Seabolt Cook, 61, Cumming
Joyce Seabolt Cook passed away at home in Cumming, GA on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 61. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of years, with f ...
Thomas Alfred Pilgrim, Jr. age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2015.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pilgrim (2011); parents, Thoma ...

Hall

Harold L. Garner, 88, Gainesville
Harold Lee Garner, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed from this life to the next on March 9, 2015 in the presence of his daughters, after a brief battle with leukemia. He ...
Nora Bridges Tolbert, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Bridges Tolbert passed away on March 9, 2015. Born in Talmo, GA, on September 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Mae Taylor and Thomas Clifford Bridges. ...
Wayne Henry Byers Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Henry Byers, Sr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Matte Jewell Sims Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Matte Jewell Sims Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Watson was born in Jackson County, a ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robin Renee Westmoreland Daniel, age 49, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 9th, 2015. She is the daughter of Carolyn W ...

Other

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, Sparta
Robert Eugene Bearden, age 64, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Bearden; ...
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.
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.