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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dorothy Jane Shermer Edmunds, age 73, of Cumming, died on April 3, 2015. Dorothy “Dot” is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert G, “Bob” Edmunds of Cu ...
James V. Grindle, 77, Cumming
James V. Grindle, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015. James loved his church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, was a member of Mt. Zion Lodge #316 F&M ...

Habersham

Phenie Ashe, 98, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Phenie Addie Sims Ashe, age 98, of San Antonio, TX and formerly of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial C ...
Elsie Churchwell Vasser, 88, Cornelia
Elsie Churchwell Vasser, age 88, of Cornelia , Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Vasser was born April 19, 1926, in Haber ...

Hall

Christopher E. “Chris” Allen, 45, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   &nb ...
Julia Lee Demory, 65, Gainesville
Julia Lee Demory age 65 of Gainesville, Ga  passed away on April 4, 2015 .  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Hom ...
Mrs. Seay was born on September 7, 1921 in Gainesville to the late Joseph B. and Cora Whelchel Whitfield. She was retired from Gainesville Cotton Mill and was a member of Westside ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher Augustine “Chris” Fox, age 79 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Mr. F ...
Regena N. Knight, 62, Hull
Regena N. Knight 62 of Hull ,Ga. passed away Friday April 3, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Jack and Dorothy Hogwood Langston.  Survivors include a daughter Tamm ...
Hattie May Bynum Smith McClure, age 89, of Braselton, GA passed away on April 4, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness.   &nbs ...
William Presley, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William David “Bill” Presley, age 67 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Mr. Presle ...

Other

Rebe Payne, 73, Marietta
  Reba Payne, age 73, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Reba is preceded in death by her loving husband, William“Buddy” Payne; parents, Howar ...

Stephens

Ethelene Rickman, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Ethelene Williams Rickman, age 76, of 3593 Davis Road, Toccoa, GA passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Doyle and Sally Ten ...

White

Dorothy Myrtlene Thomas, 87, Maryville, TN formally of Cleveland
Mrs. Dorothy Myrtlene Thomas, age 87 of Maryville TN. formally of Cleveland passed away April 4, 2015.  Dorothy was born in Cleveland, GA on August 20, 1927 to the late Andrew ...
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.