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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 22nd, 2016

Dawson

Betty Jo Greeson Barker, 81, Dawsonville
Betty Jo Greeson Barker, age 81, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA (formerly of Gainesville, GA) passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016 surrounded by her family and loved o ...

Forsyth

Robert Philip Hasse, 52, Cumming
Robert Philip Hasse age 52 of Cumming, formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016. Rob gave so much of his time, creativity and energy to everything h ...
Betty Lunsford Jones, 77, Cumming
For several years, Betty bravely fought the debilitating effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  On March 22, 2016, Betty Jones, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia, ...
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, Cumming
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away at her home on March 11, 2016.  Born in Saugas, MA on November 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clayton Longf ...
Harry Brynley Preston, 68, Cumming
Harry Brynley Preston, age 68, of Cumming, GA., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA. Born August 16, 1947, in B ...

Hall

Salvador Ramirez Florez, 61, Gainesville
  Salvador Ramirez Florez, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at Hi ...
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, 78, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.   She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas D. Fowler, Jr ...
Florence Marie Purcell, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Florence Marie Purcell, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.    Florence was born on November 28, 1934 ...
Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59 of Gainesville died Friday March 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Walker had lived in G ...

Jackson

Horace Milledge Dooley, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Milledge Dooley, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Mr. Dooley was born in Oconee County Georgia ...
Annie Louise Dyer, 97, Commerce
Annie Louise Dyer, age 97, of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of the late Marion and Azie Collins Dyer, and was the widow of Ray Dyer ...
Myrtie Lynn Wright, 51, Commerce
Myrtie Lynn Wright, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Mrs. Wright was the daughter of Willie and Lutrelle Kitchens Booth and was the widow of ...

Lumpkin

Laurence M. (Sunny) Bragg, 87, Dahlonega
Laurence M. “Sunny” Bragg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 87.  A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, he was raised in the home ...
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.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69