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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 6th, 2015

Forsyth

David Brian Sigarto, 55, Cumming
David Brian Sigarto, age 55, of Cumming passed away Monday, April 6, 2015.  Dave was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy ...

Gwinnett

Eula Jean Samples Shadburn, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy L. Shadburn; sons, Gene Shadburn and Robert S ...
Theo Holcomb Smith, 69, Buford
Mrs. Theo Holcomb Smith, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Richard B. Smith, a retired firem ...

Habersham

  Memorial services for Wiley Jackson “WJ” Garrett, age 81 of Demorest, Georgia will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial C ...
Melissa Ann Parker Mims, 45, Cornelia
Melissa Ann Parker Mims, age 45, of Cornelia, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Born on January 12, 1970, in Toccoa, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Sammy Lindsey and J ...

Hall

Mary Lee Buffington, 91, Murrayville
Mary Lee Savage Buffington, 91, of Gillsville passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          & ...
Sandra Sue Floyd Cape, 74, Flowery Branch
Sandra Sue Floyd Cape, 74, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
Ruth Ellen Morrow, 52, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruth Ellen Morrow, age 52, of Gainesville passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Chicopee Baptist Chu ...
Eloise Butler Wright, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Eloise Butler passed away on Monday. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church at 11am. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funer ...

Jackson

Baby Alayah McDufffie  passed away on Monday April 6th, 2015. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.
            Stonewall Jackson Shirley, Jr, DVM, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Northridge Medical C ...

Lumpkin

Maxie Nell Poore Keith, 88, Dahlonega
Maxie Nell Poore Keith age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on April 6, 2015.  Mrs. Keith was a native of Lumpkin County and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Sh ...

White

Brian Keith Rich, 39, Acworth, formerly of Cleveland
Brian Keith Rich, age 39 of Acworth, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Mr. Rich was born on February 21, 1976, in Gainesville ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.