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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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.