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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 25th, 2015

Dawson

James “Perry” Knight, 77, Dawsonville
James “Perry” Knight, 77, of Dawsonville went to be with his Lord on Sunday October 25, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 1 ...
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, Dawsonville
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 21, 1942 in A ...

Forsyth

Ruby Mae Kelley, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Kelley, age 77, of Cumming went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Mrs. Kelley retired from Gwinnett County Transportation after 35 years of ...
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, Cumming
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, formerly of Pontiac and Flanagan, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (October 25, 2015) at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center where he had b ...

Habersham

Herman Roy Masters, 88, Demorest
  Herman Roy Masters, age 88, of Demorest, GA passed away on October 25th at his home following an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Habersham County an ...

Other

Wiley Brock, 82, Elberton
Mr. Wiley Brock, age 82, of Elberton, GA died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Heardmont Nursing Home.  Mr. Brock was born in Commerce to the late Fred and Lizzie Hooper Brock.&nbs ...

Stephens

Jerry Roger Norris, 66, Toccoa
Jerry Roger Norris, age 66, of Toccoa, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015, following and extended illness.   He was born in Otto, NC, on September 11, ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.