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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 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93