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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 ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69