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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.