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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 25th, 2015

Dawson

Roy J. Foster, 74, Dawsonville
Roy J. Foster, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 25, 2015 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following a brief illness. Mr. Foster was born January 25, 1941 to the ...

Habersham

Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, 93, Cornelia
Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mrs. Crenshaw was born on July 1, 1921 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Geor ...
Barry “Buffalo” Whitfield, age 50, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Whitfield was born on February 18, 1965 in Hall County, Georgia to B ...

Hall

Sam Buffington, 68, Gainesville
Sam Buffington, 68, of Gainesville, GA, went to take his rest on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Sam was born January 14, 1947. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Martha B ...
Emma Lula Peck Morgan, 77, Gainesville
  Emma Lula Peck Morgan died on June 25, 2015 after a twenty-year struggle with cancer. The daughter of the late Rosa Minor Peck and Claud Peck Jr., she was born on July 9, ...
Donald O. Nelson, 87, Gainesville
Donald O. Nelson, 87, of Gainesville passed away on June 25, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA
Tommy Nicholson, 89, Oakwood
Tommy Nicholson, 89, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on June 25, 2015. Born in Alto, GA. on May 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Miles W. and Emma Wood Ni ...
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Little& Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley passed away on June 25, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mattie was born on March 30, 1928 in Cherokee County GA. She lived most of her life in Hall Cou ...
Frank Satterfield, 63, Gainesville
Frank Satterfield, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was born on September 7, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a self- ...

Jackson

Charlie Allen Pressley, 64, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie Allen Pressley, age 64, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday June 25th, 2015. He was the son of the late Charlie Roy ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Michael Smeed, 69, Dahlonega
Thomas Michael Smeed age 69 of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday June 25, 2015.  Thomas was born and raised in Florida where he spent his life raising his 4 children.  He ...

Other

Belinda Ophelia Brown Barksdale was born on June 1,1950 in Detroit, Michigan.  She later moved to Decatur, GA where she lived until her passing on June 25, 2015.  She is ...
God chose to bring Dorothy Ferris Ratchford Smith, age 91, of Jonesboro, home to Himself on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jun ...

White

Swayne Crawford Martin, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Swayne Crawford Martin, age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at his home in Cleveland. He was born in Banks C ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
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.