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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Charles Bernard Shellman, age 74, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015.   Chuck grew up in Rogers Heights, MD and married his childhood sweetheart, Joanne. He ...

Gwinnett

Doris Lucille Brown, 87, Buford
Doris Lucille Brown, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Buford, GA on December 21st. She was born in Polk County, N. Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband J.M. ...
Bertha Perkins Eubanks, age 95 of Buford, GA died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Viorica Gheorghe, 80, Lawrenceville
  Mrs. Viorica Gheorghe, age 80, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville.   Graveside Services w ...
Carlos A. “Choche” Rest, age 72 of Hoschton, GA died Monday, December 21, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 3 ...

Hall

Billy M Cook, 80, Gainesville
Billy M Cook, age 80, of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosetta; parents, Frank and Eunice Cook; and eight brothers a ...
Ronald Harris, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Harris age 67 of Gainesville passed away on Monday December 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   ...
Berkeley Davis Peet, 86, Gainesville
Berkeley Davis Peet, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &nb ...
Mary Lou Armour Simonds, 77, Braselton
Mary Lou Armour Simonds, 77, of Braselton passed away January 11, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Lula on November 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the l ...
Mamie Lee Lipscomb Studivant of Gillsville, GA passed away on December 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Randolph and William Lipscomb.  She leaves to ch ...
Alline Odom Tanner, 72, Gainesville
            Mrs. Alline Odom Tanner, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Med ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Ray Posten, 23, Dahlonega
Tyler Ray Posten, age 23, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015.   Tyler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.   He was pre ...

Other

George Conrad Geisel, 63, Alpharetta
  George Conrad Geisel, age 63, of Alpharetta, GA. passed away December 21, 2015 after a brief illness. He is survived by his brother, Fred (Helen) Geisel of Cumming; niece ...
Dr. Surendra R. Rishi, 86, Atlanta
Dr. Surendra R. Rishi, 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family in Atlanta, GA on December 21, 2015. His si ...

Rabun

    Mr. Stephen Francis Walton, age 43 of 396 Cardinal Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at his residence.   A son of June Fran ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died