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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 8th, 2015

Banks

Rebecca , Sailors, 73, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rebecca Sailors, age 73, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mrs. Sailors was born in Hoschto ...
Don Segars, 66, Homer
Don Larry Segars, age 66 of Homer, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on April 29, 1948, he was a son of the late Hers ...

Barrow

  Mrs. Wanda LaNae’ Thompson, age 50, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 26, 2015.  A native of Pensacola, Florida, Mrs. Thompson was a Teacher/Mentor, and was ...

Dawson

Rowanda 'Wanda' Rouse Pruitt, 82, Dawsonville
Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Pruitt was born April 2, 1933 to the late Luth ...

Forsyth

  William (Bill) Eugene Brake died on April 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born on January 22, 1931, in Washington, Georgia, to Julia ...
Johnny Vaughan, 69, Punto Gorda, FL., formerly of Cumming
Johnny Vaughan, age 69 of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by  his mother, Helen Vaughan; father, J. C ...
Ugonda Mae Wooten, 63, Cumming
Ugonda Mae Wooten, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Wooten; mother, Hildred Sneed; brothers, Scottie Wo ...

Habersham

Margie Morris Savage Clark, age 71, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.   Mrs. Clark was born on April 30, 1943 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late V ...
Donald James Ivie, Sr., 80, Baldwin
Donald James Ivie, Sr., age 80, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mr. Ivie was born April 4, 1935 in Habersham County to the late Taft and May ...
Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, 85, Clarkesville
Mrs. Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, age 85, of Clarkesville passed away April 13, 2015. Born April 28, 1929, Mrs. Neu was the daughter of the late Charlie and Esther Hummel. In ...

Hall

Otis Dewey Cantrell, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Otis Dewey Cantrell age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &n ...
Daisy Grace Gibson Carter, 90, Gainesville
Daisy Grace Gibson Carter passed away on April 30, 2015.  She was born on March 16, 1925, in Union City, Georgia, to the late Walter Murrah and Daisy Adelia Gibson.  She ...
Syble B. Cooper, 69, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Syble B. Cooper, age 69, of Chestnut Mountain passed away on Wednesday, April 8th 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          ...
Herman Claude Day, 71, Flowery Branch
Herman Claude Day, 71, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness.          ...
Mary Virginia McKibbon Harris, 88 years old of Gainesville, GA, died peacefully in Gainesville surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.       ...
Dr. Harry Orbell Yates III, 83, Gainesville
Dr. Harry Orbell Yates III, 83, of Gainesville, died, April 8th.   Born May 15, 1931 in Camden, NJ, he grew up in nearby Merchantville. He was the son of the late Gertru ...

Jackson

Mrs. Peggy Anne Edwards Cochran, age 72, of Commerce died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at The Oaks of Athens.  Mrs. Cochran was born in Jefferson to the late, William and Eva Davi ...
Anita Joyce Kelley, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Anita Joyce Kelley, age 62, of Commerce, who passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mrs. Kelley was born in Athens, GA a daughter t ...
Jamie Michael Lynn, 32, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jamie Michael Lynn, age 32 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, April 19, 2015. Mr. Lynn was born in Gainesville, Geor ...

Lumpkin

Edmond Edward Holland, 56, Dahlonega
Edmond Edward Holland age 56 of Dahlonega passed away on April 10, 2015.  Edmond is preceded in death by his parents James Henry Holland and Rebecca Juanita Shelton Holland ...

Other

Helen Mary Rosen, 88, Johns Creek
  Helen Mary Rosen, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 88, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Helen served on the Board of Directors for Habit ...

Stephens

Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr, 63, Forest Park formerly of Toccoa
Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr., 63, of Forest Park, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015, at Landings Care Assisted Living Home in Griffin, Georgia.   Mr. Baker&nb ...
Violet Emma Warden, 3 m, Toccoa
Violet Emma Warden 3 month old infant daughter of Evan and Ashley Quinn Warden of 91 Ridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday April 9, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. She was b ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69