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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 25th, 2015

Barrow

Louise Sweat Griffith, 94, Winder
Mrs. Louise Sweat Griffith, age 94, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 25, 2015 at Winder Health Care.  Mrs. Griffith had resided in Barrow County most of her life and was ...
Douglas James Tate, 76, Statham
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Douglas James Tate, age 76 of Statham, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 30, 2015.  Mr. Tate was born in Jackson Count ...

Dawson

Lila Kathleen Carter, 84, Dawsonville
Mrs. Lila Kathleen Carter, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in her daughter’s home, where she was living, following a year of declining he ...

Forsyth

Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, Cumming
  Misako Muramatsu Boos, 83, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on August 27, 2015 after suffering two ischemic strokes 13 days earlier.  Misako, or &ldquo ...
Maria Virginia Gonzalez DiFabio, age 21 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015.  The Gonzalez and DiFabio family would like to invite you to come celebrate M ...
Roger Lee Morgan, 88, Cumming
  Roger Lee Morgan 88, of Cumming Georgia passed away on August 21st, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife Ellen Joy Morgan. Visitation will be on Saturday Septembe ...

Gwinnett

Ziad A. Saad, 63, Buford
        Mr. Ziad A. Saad, age 63 of Buford, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice Center following an extended ...
George Curtis Trogdon, age 71, passed away on August 25th, 2015, at Hope Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Dacula, GA. George Curtis Trogdon is survived by his wife, Vic ...

Habersham

Diann Nix Herrin Herrin, 71, Cornelia
Diann Nix Herrin, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Mrs. Herrin was born on February 28, 1944 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the late Charli ...
Florence Morgan Ivester, 67, Clarkesville
Mrs. Florence Morgan Ivester, age 67 of 101 Pantherbrook Lane, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Thom ...
Mattie Lee Crocker Snyder, age 96, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Mrs. Snyder was born on November 13, 1918 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late William T ...
Donald Ray Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Donald Ray Wheeler, age 67, of Demorest, GA, passed away on Tuesday August 25, 2015. Mr. Wheeler was born in the Fairview community of Demorest on July 19, 1948 to the late ...

Hall

Melanie Means Baker, 58, Gainesville
Melanie Means Baker, age 58, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born on June 29, 1957 ...
Glennon Carol Hampton Cherry, age 74 of Hoschton, GA passed from this earth to her Heavenly home on September 16, 2015 following a long hard battle with cancer.  She is surviv ...
Mr. James “Jim” Davis Dyer, age 74 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   & ...
Alva Daniel Hand, Jr, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Alva Daniel Hand, Jr., age 78, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, with his family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m ...
Gladys Peppers Hardison, 82, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Toccoa, GA died on August 30, 2015.  Born in Buford, GA she was the daughter of the late Homer and Bessie Peppers.&nbs ...
Alva Tipton Harrell, 86, Gainesville
Alva Tipton Harrell, age 86, passed from this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, after a courageous nearly three year battle wi ...
Barbara Louise Najera, 41, Gainesville
               Barbara Louise Najera, 41, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Northside ...
Mabel Bumby Roberts, 95, Fruitland Park, FL. formerly of Hall County
  Mabel Bumby Roberts, 95, of Fruitland Park, Florida, formerly of Wauchula passed away on Tuesday , August 25, 2015.  Mabel was born July 16, 1920 in Orlando to Jesse ...
Tony David Saladrigas, Jr, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Tony David Saladrigas, Jr., 64, of Gainesville died Tuesday September 1, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Anniston, Alabama,  Tony had lived in Hall County for the ...
Richard Brenton Snyder, 71, Gainesville
  Richard Brenton Snyder passed away on the evening of August 25, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family after a courageous battle with leukemia. Richard was 71 ...

Jackson

Henry Lee Gary, 57, Nicholson
  Mr. Henry Lee Gary, age 57, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Athens Regional-Gentiva Hospice.  Mr. Gary was born in Commerce to the late Harold ...
Ronald James Pruette Sr, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ronald James Pruette Sr., age 63 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  Mr. Pruette was born in A ...
Walter (Walt) A. Satterfield, 69, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter (Walt) A. Satterfield, age 69 of Pendergrass, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was born in Talm ...
Andrew James Wilkes, 39, Commerce
            Mr. Andrew James Wilkes, age 39, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s Sacred Hear ...

Lumpkin

Gary Michael Caprara, born August 21, 1956 in Quincy, MA. Raised in the South and graduated St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, GA in 1975. Started two businesses, Insulated Glass W ...
Thomas James Williams, 61, Dahlonega
Thomas James Williams, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Thomas was born in Ashburn, GA ...

Other

George Thomas Brett, 76, Comer
George Thomas Brett, son of Gladys Pate Brett and John Millard Brett, passed away August 25, 2015. Born July 24, 1939, in Blountstown, FL, George grew up in Tallahassee, FL, gradua ...
Melinda K. Hart Dobbs, 45, Royston
Melinda K. Hart Dobbs, age 45 of Royston, GA passed away Friday Sept. 18, 2015.   Mrs. Dobbs was the daughter of Roy Lee Hart and the late Henrietta McEver Hart. She was ...
William "Gene" Evans, 75, Wilcox County
William "Gene" Evans, age 75 of Wilcox County, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015.  Gene was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved ...
Dixie Perkins, 88, Atlanta
Dixie Perkins, age 88, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Ms. Perkins was born on September 25, 1926 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Vance and Sa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Melva Marie Ivester McCurry age 94 of 820 Collier Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday September 3, 2015 at the Oaks in Athens.   A daughter of the late Matthew and Mi ...

White

Albert Taylor Sr, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Albert Taylor Sr.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of Clev ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.