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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 28th, 2011

Banks

Jerry "Bear" Paul Brookshire, age 59 of Alto, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
Wansa Whitfield Purcell, age 78, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. Mrs. Purcell was born to the late James Hubert and Ruby Gertrude Caudell Whitfield on ...

Gwinnett

Bryan Alan Jaudon, 25, Buford
Bryan Alan Jaudon, age 25 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Monday, February 28, 2011. Bryan has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held later. Bryan was preceded in death b ...

Habersham

Ann M. Jones, 87, Clarkesville
Ann M. Jones, a long time resident of Clarkesville, Georgia, died peacefully in her sleep Monday the 28 of February at the Habersham County Medical Center.She was born on April 27, ...
Wynne Jo Layton Flack, 76, Turnerville
Memorial services for Wynne Jo Layton Flack, age 76, of Turnerville will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2:00 PM from the New Liberty United Methodist Church with Wally Scho ...

Hall

Harry Glenn "Pete" Hyatt, 72, Gainesville
Harry Glenn "Pete" Hyatt, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. Funera ...
Hugh P. Minor, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh P. Minor, Jr., 80 of Gainesville died Monday February 28, 2011 at his residence.Born in Hall County, Hugh was the son of the late Hugh P. and Lois Martin Minor. He retired ...
James Timothy "Tim" Allison, 50, Gainesville
James Timothy "Tim" Allison, 50, of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 27, 2011. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Wards Funeral Home from 6pm- 8pm. M ...
Philip "Phil" James Gaddy, 58, Gainesville
Philip "Phil" James Gaddy, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011, following a 5 year battle with brain cancer (GBM). He will always be remembe ...

Jackson

Martha Bray Crawford, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Bray Crawford, age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. Mrs. Crawford born in Jackson County, was ...

Lumpkin

Ramona Pilgrim, 33, Dahlonega
Ramona Pilgrim, age 33, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away February 28, 2011 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Ms. Pilgrim was born in St. Augustine, FL and had lived in Lumpkin ...
'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.