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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 4th, 2009

Dawson

James Almon Weatherford Jr., 49, Dawsonville
James Almon Weatherford Jr. was Born May 26, 1959 in Dallas, TX and went to Heaven to be with his Savior on May 2, 2009. Jim was raised in Alabama and graduated from Glenwood High ...
Joe M. Walker, 66, Dawsonville
Joe M. Walker, 66, of Dawsonville died Monday May 4, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

John Walter McCracken, 53, Roswell
John Walter McCracken, age 53, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.He was a beloved father, husband, son, coworker, and friend that wi ...

Hall

Jack Curtis Dean, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Curtis Dean, age 68 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 4, 2009 after a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2009 at ...
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., 29, Oakwood
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., age 29 of Oakwood passed away on Monday, May 4th. Service will be 2pm on Friday, May 8th in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home, 7 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.