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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 ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.