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Obituaries & Related Stories

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 ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80