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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 11th, 2015

Dawson

Lyman Henry Smith, 74, Dawsonville
Lyman Henry Smith, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born March 1, 1941 to the late Gle ...

Forsyth

Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, Cumming
Barbara Ann Vaughan, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her residence. She was a devoted wife of 46 years, loving mother and nana to her entire family. ...
Christopher Shane Reichrath, 49, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 10, 2015. Born in Carbondale, IL he was the son of William and Martha Ross Reichrath of Cumming, GA.Chris was ...
Fred Dwight McClure passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 82. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Blairsville, GA. He was also an active member of Prospecto ...
Robert 'Bob' Powers, 66, Cumming
Robert "Bob" Powers of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 66. Bob was born in East Orange, NJ on May 29, 1948. Prior to retirement, he was a ...

Habersham

Joseph K. Klein, 62, Mt. Airy
Mr.Joseph K. Klein age 62 of Mt. Airy passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services will ...
Linburgh 'Lin' Ansley, 87, Cornelia
Linburgh "Lin" Ansley, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.Mr. Ansley was born on June 7, 1927 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late ...
Marian Wilson Holbrook, 83, Clarkesville
Marian Wilson Holbrook, age 83, of Clarkesville passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 11, 2015. Born on September 29, 1931, in the Batesville Community of Habersham County, Mar ...

Hall

James David Baxley, 63, Gainesville
James David Baxley, 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, at his residence following an extended illness. James was born on November 1 ...
Johnnie Que Handly, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Johnnie Que Handly, age 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at DeKalb Medical Center.Funeral Service will be 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Memo ...
Margaret Johnson Follingstad, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Margaret Johnson Follingstad entered heaven on February 11, 2015 of circulatory complications. She was born on March 4, 1921 in Charleston, South Carolina to John W. Johnson ...

Jackson

Bobby Joe White, 67, Commerce
Mr.Bobby Joe White, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his residence. Mr. White was born in Greenville, AL to the late William and Frances Clark White. He ...
Bunyon Harrison, Jr., 82, Commerce
Mr. Bunyon Harrison, Jr. age 82, of Commerce died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Harrison was born in Commerce to the late, Bunyon and Lois Kelse ...

Lumpkin

Faye Dowdy Bleskan, 88, Dahlonega
Faye Dowdy Bleskan, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at North East GA Hospital Hospice following an extended illness.She was born and raised in Lumpki ...

Other

Harry Ellis Beatty, 69, Hull
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harry Ellis Beatty, age 69, of Hull, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Mr. Beatty was born in Talmo, Georgia, a s ...
Robert Hancock, Jr., 64, Clarkston
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Hancock, Jr. age 64 of Clarkston, GA. will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, noon at True Worship Christian Fellowship Church, 1776 Sylvan Rd. Atlanta, G ...

Stephens

James Anthony Kesler, 48, Toccoa
Mr. James Anthony Kesler, age 48 of 4402 Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Emory Healthcare.A son of Sarah Jean McFarlin Kesler and the lat ...
Mildred Kathryn Whitfield Garrett Sosby, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at her daughter's home in Gainesville. Born July 10, 1928 in Franklin County, ...

White

Hubert Daniel Wade, 92, Cleveland
Mr. Hubert Daniel Wade, age 92, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday March 11, 2015. Mr. Wade was born April 25, 1922 in Banks County the son of the late Thomas Gordon Wade and Flora ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.