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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.