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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dorothy Jane Shermer Edmunds, age 73, of Cumming, died on April 3, 2015. Dorothy “Dot” is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert G, “Bob” Edmunds of Cu ...
James V. Grindle, 77, Cumming
James V. Grindle, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015. James loved his church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, was a member of Mt. Zion Lodge #316 F&M ...

Habersham

Phenie Ashe, 98, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Phenie Addie Sims Ashe, age 98, of San Antonio, TX and formerly of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial C ...
Elsie Churchwell Vasser, 88, Cornelia
Elsie Churchwell Vasser, age 88, of Cornelia , Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Vasser was born April 19, 1926, in Haber ...

Hall

Christopher E. “Chris” Allen, 45, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   &nb ...
Julia Lee Demory, 65, Gainesville
Julia Lee Demory age 65 of Gainesville, Ga  passed away on April 4, 2015 .  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Hom ...
Mrs. Seay was born on September 7, 1921 in Gainesville to the late Joseph B. and Cora Whelchel Whitfield. She was retired from Gainesville Cotton Mill and was a member of Westside ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher Augustine “Chris” Fox, age 79 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Mr. F ...
Regena N. Knight, 62, Hull
Regena N. Knight 62 of Hull ,Ga. passed away Friday April 3, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Hogwood Langston.  Survivors include a daughter Tamm ...
Hattie May Bynum Smith McClure, age 89, of Braselton, GA passed away on April 4, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness.   &nbs ...
William Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William David “Bill” Presley, age 67 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Mr. Presle ...

Other

Rebe Payne, 73, Marietta
  Reba Payne, age 73, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Reba is preceded in death by her loving husband, William“Buddy” Payne; parents, Howar ...

Stephens

Ethelene Rickman, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Ethelene Williams Rickman, age 76, of 3593 Davis Road, Toccoa, GA passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Doyle and Sally Ten ...

White

Dorothy Myrtlene Thomas, 87, Maryville, TN formally of Cleveland
Mrs. Dorothy Myrtlene Thomas, age 87 of Maryville TN. formally of Cleveland passed away April 4, 2015.  Dorothy was born in Cleveland, GA on August 20, 1927 to the late Andrew ...
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.
'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.