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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Doris Williams Graham Terry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15 with her daughters at her side.  Doris was born August 8, 1920 in the Flowery Branch community of Hall ...
Jerry Thomason, 74, Cumming
  Mr. Jerry Thomason 74 passed away at Vitas Hospice on March 15, 2016. He is survived by his wife Jay of Cumming, Ga. Visitation will be on March 19th from 2-4pm at the ...

Gwinnett

John O. Dunster, 86, Dacula
John O. Dunster, age 86 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Dacula United Methodist Church. ...
Donald Mitchell, 61, Buford
Donald Mitchell, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Ruth Mitchell; and sister, Deborah Mitchell Plott. ...
Steven Matthew Patterson, born July 19, 1980, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Buford, Georgia.  He was 35 years old. Survivors include his father, Dr. Donal ...

Habersham

Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, 85, Cornelia
Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.   Mrs. Kimbrell was born on July, 30, 1930 in Habersham County ...
Edward Keith Minter, 57, Baldwin
Edward Keith Minter, age 57, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mr. Minter was born on July 6, 1958 in West Virginia. He was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. ...
Winfred “Freddy” Franklin Stinespring, Sr., age 74, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.   ...

Hall

Betty Jo Pierce Black, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jo Pierce Black, better known as BC Day, age 80 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016.    Mrs. Black was born July 5th, 1935 to t ...
Lamar Cleveland, 74, Braselton
            Mr. Lamar Cleveland, age 74 of Braselton, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence following an ex ...
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, 86, Flowery Branch
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, age 86, of Mount Dora, FL passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cope lived in Brookhaven, Peachtree City and Flowery Branch before moving to Flor ...
          Mrs. Maureen Reagon D’Eloia, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medi ...
Dollie Mae Wilkerson Hoagland, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.        & ...

Jackson

Mervin Thomas Wilson, 81, Maysville
Mervin Thomas Wilson, age 81 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016.   Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Joe and Zella Etheridge Wilson. He was a self-empl ...

Other

David Bahret, 68, Milton
David Bahret, 68, of Milton, GA passed away on March 15, 2016 after a courageous long fought battle with cancer.  Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, David graduated from Fra ...

Rabun

Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, Mountain City
Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, of Mountain City passed away March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mary was born in Anderson South Carolina in 1933 and was the daughter o ...
               Thomas Ronnie Strayhorn, age 63 of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, March ...

White

Neal Wayne Sutton, 68, Cleveland
Neal Wayne Sutton, age 68, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016. Mr. Sutton was born in White County the son of the late Loy Sutton and Virginia Gravitt.  He was ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.