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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2015

Forsyth

James Ricky Shadburn, 53, Cumming
James Ricky Shadburn, 53, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Ricky was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church since 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Lela ...

Gwinnett

Frances Margaret Flynn Kimmerle, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Benjamin F. Kimmerle, Buford, GA ...
Peggy Sue Vickers Howard, 77 of Buford passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, ...
Ruby Helen Forrester Kemp, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sons, Harold Kemp and Larry Kemp. She is survived by her ...

Habersham

Ervalee Virginia Young Long, age 77 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away at her residence on Thursday, January 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She was born on March 31, 1937 in Cr ...

Hall

Beatrice P. Guerke, 94, Kennesaw
Beatrice P. Guerke, 94, passed away on January 3, 2015 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center in Kennesaw, GA. Born on September 23, 1920 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of th ...
Leona Ellen Palmer, 89, Gainesville
Leona Ellen Palmer age 89 of Gainesville passed away January 3, 2015 at the Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Mrs. Palmer was born August 8, 1925 in White County to the ...
Margaret Ann Summerour, 93, Gainesville
Margaret Ann Summerour was born on May 23, 1921 in Gainesville, Georgia. She was the late daughter of Howard (Possum) Follie Bailey. She was married to the late Raymond Summerour ...
Richard W. (Dick) Jehu, 87, Gainesville
Richard "Dick" Jehu, of Gainesville, Georgia, died January 3rd,2015 with his family by his side. Dick is survived by his wife of 25 years, Phyllis Jehu of Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Arthur 'Brad' J.R. Lee, 45, Braselton
Arthur "Brad" J.R. Lee, age 45, of Braselton passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Mr. Lee was a loving son and brother. His favorite past time was caring for flowers, ...
Mrs. Johnnie Elizabeth McDuffie Shubert, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Shubert was born in Commerce to the late John and Leona ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee Brown, 68, Dahlonega
Johnny Lee Brown, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015 following a brief illness.He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired from Cargill in Gainesv ...
Lucille Mincey Sosebee, 89, Dahlonega
Lucille Mincey Sosebee, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and retired after 40 years of service at Burlington In ...
Thelma Tow, 93, Dahlonega
Thelma Faye Tate Tow, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 3, 2015 following a period of declining health.Thelma spent most of her life in Lumpkin County and retired fro ...

Other

Thomas George Feiling, 79, Marietta
Thomas George Feiling, 79, of Marietta, GA passed away on January 3, 2015. Thomas was a loving husband, step father and grandfather. He retired from IBM. Thomas had many hobbies ...
William Elmer Sloan, 90, League City, TX
William Elmer Sloan, age 90 of League City, TX, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a 3rd degree Mason. He was preceded in death by h ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86