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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 12th, 2015

Barrow

Geneva M. Anthony, 96, Bethlehem
      Mrs. Geneva M. Anthony, age 96, of Bethlehem, Georgia died August 13, 2015.  She was born in Barrow County to the late Albertus and Maudie Jane Co ...
Carolyn A. Sheppard, 69, Hoschton
Carolyn A. Sheppard, age 69 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Sheppard has been cremated and a Catholic Mass will be held Monday, Augu ...

Gwinnett

Grace Davis Higgins, 80, Buford
Grace Davis Higgins, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on August 12, 2015.  She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Hubert (Flap) Higgins; parents Lawsha and Delvie ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Barbara Jane Chambers Daniel, age 79, of Demorest will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Allison ...
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, 93, Cornelia
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Ms. Scroggs was born on April 13, 1922 in Habersham County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, Chestnut Mountain
Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, age 85 of Chestnut Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1 ...
Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, Gainesville
  Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial ...
Alison Leigh Gaines, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Alison Leigh Gaines age 48 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at Embracing Hospice Nursing Facility in Cumming, Ga           &nb ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Brown Griswold, age 88 of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an ...
Roger Eugene Hornsby, 71, Gainesville
Roger Eugene Hornsby, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 following an extended illness. He was a resident of Hall County for the past 25 years and ...
Todd James Lefler, 48, Clermont
            Todd James Lefler, 48, of Clermont passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Grady “Chopper” Chastain, age 94, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Mr. Chastain was bor ...
Steve Johnson, 72, Commerce
            Mr. Steve Johnson, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Johnson wa ...
Emma Lou Richey, 75, Commerce
Emma Lou Richey, age 75, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday August 12th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Bertha Luthi Wilder. Survivors include her husband, Joh ...

Other

Linda D. VanDalen, 59, Danielsville
Linda D. VanDalen, 59 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015.   She was the daughter of the late Donald Adrain and Sibyl Stewart VanDalen, Sr. and is prec ...
'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.