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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.