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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 12th, 2015

Barrow

Geneva M. Anthony, 96, Bethlehem
      Mrs. Geneva M. Anthony, age 96, of Bethlehem, Georgia died August 13, 2015.  She was born in Barrow County to the late Albertus and Maudie Jane Co ...
Carolyn A. Sheppard, 69, Hoschton
Carolyn A. Sheppard, age 69 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Sheppard has been cremated and a Catholic Mass will be held Monday, Augu ...

Gwinnett

Grace Davis Higgins, 80, Buford
Grace Davis Higgins, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on August 12, 2015.  She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Hubert (Flap) Higgins; parents Lawsha and Delvie ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Barbara Jane Chambers Daniel, age 79, of Demorest will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Allison ...
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, 93, Cornelia
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Ms. Scroggs was born on April 13, 1922 in Habersham County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, Chestnut Mountain
Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, age 85 of Chestnut Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1 ...
Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, Gainesville
  Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial ...
Alison Leigh Gaines, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Alison Leigh Gaines age 48 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at Embracing Hospice Nursing Facility in Cumming, Ga           &nb ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Brown Griswold, age 88 of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an ...
Roger Eugene Hornsby, 71, Gainesville
Roger Eugene Hornsby, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 following an extended illness. He was a resident of Hall County for the past 25 years and ...
Todd James Lefler, 48, Clermont
            Todd James Lefler, 48, of Clermont passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Grady “Chopper” Chastain, age 94, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Mr. Chastain was bor ...
Steve Johnson, 72, Commerce
            Mr. Steve Johnson, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Johnson wa ...
Emma Lou Richey, 75, Commerce
Emma Lou Richey, age 75, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday August 12th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Bertha Luthi Wilder. Survivors include her husband, Joh ...

Other

Linda D. VanDalen, 59, Danielsville
Linda D. VanDalen, 59 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015.   She was the daughter of the late Donald Adrain and Sibyl Stewart VanDalen, Sr. and is prec ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died