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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 2nd, 2015

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Bruce, 49, Cumming
Brenda Lee Bruce, age 49, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Brenda was born in Cumming, GA July 1, 1966 and was a lifelong residen ...

Habersham

George Calvin Bell, 66, Clarkesville
  George Calvin Bell, age 66, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born on April 23, 1949, in South Carolina, he was a son of the late George and Mary Li ...

Hall

Dorothy Wilson Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Wilson Abernathy “Mama Dot”, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 91 following a period of declining health. Born on June 16, 1924 in Gillsville, Ge ...
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, Gainesville
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Margie Thomas Slater, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Margie Thomas Slater, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday August 2, 2015 peacefully at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Slater had lived in Hall County for most of her l ...

Other

Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, Big Canoe
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Wildwood Health Care following a period of declining health. Born November 9, 1922 in Warren County, GA to ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.