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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 8th, 2015

Banks

Rebecca , Sailors, 73, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rebecca Sailors, age 73, of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mrs. Sailors was born in Hoschto ...
Don Segars, 66, Homer
Don Larry Segars, age 66 of Homer, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on April 29, 1948, he was a son of the late Hers ...

Barrow

  Mrs. Wanda LaNae’ Thompson, age 50, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 26, 2015.  A native of Pensacola, Florida, Mrs. Thompson was a Teacher/Mentor, and was ...

Dawson

Rowanda 'Wanda' Rouse Pruitt, 82, Dawsonville
Rowanda “Wanda” Rouse Pruitt, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday April 20, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Pruitt was born April 2, 1933 to the late Luth ...

Forsyth

  William (Bill) Eugene Brake died on April 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born on January 22, 1931, in Washington, Georgia, to Julia ...
Johnny Vaughan, 69, Punto Gorda, FL., formerly of Cumming
Johnny Vaughan, age 69 of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by  his mother, Helen Vaughan; father, J. C ...
Ugonda Mae Wooten, 63, Cumming
Ugonda Mae Wooten, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Wooten; mother, Hildred Sneed; brothers, Scottie Wo ...

Habersham

Margie Morris Savage Clark, age 71, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.   Mrs. Clark was born on April 30, 1943 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late V ...
Donald James Ivie, Sr., 80, Baldwin
Donald James Ivie, Sr., age 80, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mr. Ivie was born April 4, 1935 in Habersham County to the late Taft and May ...
Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, 85, Clarkesville
Mrs. Eunice Florence Hummel Neu, age 85, of Clarkesville passed away April 13, 2015. Born April 28, 1929, Mrs. Neu was the daughter of the late Charlie and Esther Hummel. In ...

Hall

Otis Dewey Cantrell, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Otis Dewey Cantrell age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &n ...
Daisy Grace Gibson Carter, 90, Gainesville
Daisy Grace Gibson Carter passed away on April 30, 2015.  She was born on March 16, 1925, in Union City, Georgia, to the late Walter Murrah and Daisy Adelia Gibson.  She ...
Syble B. Cooper, 69, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Syble B. Cooper, age 69, of Chestnut Mountain passed away on Wednesday, April 8th 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          ...
Herman Claude Day, 71, Flowery Branch
Herman Claude Day, 71, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness.          ...
Mary Virginia McKibbon Harris, 88 years old of Gainesville, GA, died peacefully in Gainesville surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.       ...
Dr. Harry Orbell Yates III, 83, Gainesville
Dr. Harry Orbell Yates III, 83, of Gainesville, died, April 8th.   Born May 15, 1931 in Camden, NJ, he grew up in nearby Merchantville. He was the son of the late Gertru ...

Jackson

Mrs. Peggy Anne Edwards Cochran, age 72, of Commerce died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at The Oaks of Athens.  Mrs. Cochran was born in Jefferson to the late, William and Eva Davi ...
Anita Joyce Kelley, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Anita Joyce Kelley, age 62, of Commerce, who passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mrs. Kelley was born in Athens, GA a daughter t ...
Jamie Michael Lynn, 32, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jamie Michael Lynn, age 32 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, April 19, 2015. Mr. Lynn was born in Gainesville, Geor ...

Lumpkin

Edmond Edward Holland, 56, Dahlonega
Edmond Edward Holland age 56 of Dahlonega passed away on April 10, 2015.  Edmond is preceded in death by his parents James Henry Holland and Rebecca Juanita Shelton Holland ...

Other

Helen Mary Rosen, 88, Johns Creek
  Helen Mary Rosen, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 88, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Helen served on the Board of Directors for Habit ...

Stephens

Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr, 63, Forest Park formerly of Toccoa
Robert (Bobby) Kyle Baker, Sr., 63, of Forest Park, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 31, 2015, at Landings Care Assisted Living Home in Griffin, Georgia.   Mr. Baker&nb ...
Violet Emma Warden, 3 m, Toccoa
Violet Emma Warden 3 month old infant daughter of Evan and Ashley Quinn Warden of 91 Ridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday April 9, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. She was b ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died