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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 28th, 2016

Dawson

David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, Dawsonville
David J. “Dave” Cotcher, 73, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born Octob ...
Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Maxine was born August 1 ...

Habersham

Byron Keith Duncan, 59, Alto
    Byron Keith Duncan, age 59, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016.   Mr. Duncan was born on August 1, 1956 in Habersham County, Ge ...
  Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Shook Roberts, age 80, of Cornelia will be held Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Oakey Mountain Baptist Ch ...

Hall

James Frank Bagwell, 80, Gainesville
James Frank Bagwell, 80, a lifetime resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville. Celebration of Life services wil ...
Kay Francis Dean, 82, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kay Francis Dean age 82 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
Carolyn Jones, 55, Gainesville
Ms. Carolyn Jones age 55 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled f ...
Toni (Tonita) McCormick Lesser passed away on March 24th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she entered Heavens Gates. Toni was ...
Erin Lynn McCollum, 36, Gainesville
Erin Lynn McCollum, age 36, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Miss McCollum was born on March 25, 1980 in ...
Mrs. Laura Virdell Smith Smallwood, 96, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. Born on April 2, 1919, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. She was the dau ...
Mr. Oda R. “Reggie” Weaver, age 66, of Braselton passed away, following an extended illness, on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his residence.   Memorial Services ...

Jackson

Carl Appleton Simpkins, 90, Commerce
Carl Appleton Simpkins, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016 after a brief illness.   Mr. Simpkins was born in Carroll County on Oct. 29, 1925 to th ...
Gene Aaron, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gene Aaron, age 64 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mr. Aaron was born in Commerce, Georgia, ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Florence Weber Brookshire, age 94 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 28, 2016.  Mrs. Brookshire was born i ...
Edward Lee Vandiver, 65, Jefferson
Mr. Edward Lee Vandiver, age 65, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Landmark Hospital.  Mr. Vandiver was born in Commerce to Johnnie Lou Moore of Commerce and the ...
Martin David “Beau” Weaver, III, age 67 of Homer, GA passed away Saturday March 26, 2016. Mr. Weaver was the son of the late Martin D. and Mary Lawson Weaver, Jr., a ...

Other

Dorothy “Tina” Cristina Christian-Bishop, age 50 of Hull, GA passed away Monday March 28, 2016.   Mrs. Christian was the daughter of Susan Pittman Kingsolver ...
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