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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 22nd, 2015

Gwinnett

Mary Helen Deaton Williams, age 85, passed away at home in Suwanee on Saturday, August 22, 2015. She was born on February 9, 1930 to Nathan B. Deaton and Grace Jones Deaton of R ...

Habersham

Pat Snyder Baxter, 72, Demorest
  Pat Snyder Baxter, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Mrs. Baxter was born on August 17, 1943 in Cornelia, Georgia to Ernest and ...
Olivia Pardue, 70, Cornelia
Olivia Pardue age 70, of Cornelia passed away Saturday August 22, 2015.  Olivia was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ervin and Ethel Jackson Pardue.  She w ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hil ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Vandiver and ...

Hall

Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, Gainesville
       Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Following a sudden illne ...
James Donald Carder, 72, Flowery Branch
James Donald Carder, 72, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 following an extended illness.           &n ...
Michael J. “Mike” Henzler, age 53, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Anna Mae Henzler.&nb ...
Harry Robert Peeling, 75, Gainesville
CWO2 Harry Robert Peeling, USN, Retired, 75, of Gainesville GA, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his residence.  A Graveside Service will full Military Honors will be ...
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, 64, Murrayville
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, age 64 of Murrayville, Ga. died on August 22, 2015 at his home from a brief illness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday A ...
Joyce Elaine Shields, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Shields will be held on Saturday, August 29,2015 @1:00pm at Bethel Church of The Nazarene,1900 Garden Drive Gainesville, GA. Rev. Sean Gra ...
James Randall Wade, 61, Gainesville
Mr. James Randall "Randy" Wade, 61, of Gainesville died Saturday August 22, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Litt ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Douglas “Doug” Loudner, age 54, of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 21, 2015.  Mr. Loudner ...

Lumpkin

Erma Janette Crow, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Erma Janette Crow, 90, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home.   Mrs. Crow was a native of Buffton, Indiana who had lived in Lumpki ...

Stephens

Mrs. Geraldine Verner Westbrook, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Griff and Jessie Taylor Ve ...

White

Flora Mildred Thomas, 78, Cleveland
Flora Mildred Thomas, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.  Mrs. Thomas was born April 26, 1937 in Blairsville to the late William Edgar Berry and Ol ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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.