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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 ...
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.