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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2011

Forsyth

John George Sofikitis, 77, Cumming
John G. SofikitisBeloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long EducatorJohn George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November ...
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, Cumming
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 29, 2011. Born in Mineola, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret McGuinness. He was predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Frances Louise Rylee, 92, Norcross
Mrs. Frances Louise Rylee, age 92, of Norcross, GA died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Embracing Hospice-Snellville. Mrs. Rylee was born in Acworth, GA to the late Jessie and Ola C ...

Habersham

Burean "Buck" Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Burean "Buck" Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...
Flora Tench Maney, 80, Cornelia
Flora Tench Maney, age, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, after an extended illness. Flora was born on December 14, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, to ...
John Calvin Stamey, 72, Demorest
John Calvin Stamey, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1939, he was the son o ...

Hall

Jack E. Still, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Jack E. Still, 75, of Gainesville. The Rev. Davi ...
McKenny "Mack" Garner Thompson, age 64 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia, ...
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples, 91, Gainesville
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples age 91 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Peeples was born May 3, 1920 ...
Timothy "BO" Bill Carpenter Sr., age 51, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Memorial services will be Sunday, December 04, 2011 at the residence of ...

Jackson

Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90,of Commerce who died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2011 at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce ...
'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.