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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 ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.