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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 22nd, 2011

Forsyth

Herbert R. Davis, 91, Newnan, formerly of Cumming
Herbert R. Davis, age 91, of Newnan, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011. He was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, ...
William Franklin "Woody" Collins, 78, of Cumming, GA died on May 22, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Wheatland, WY he was the son of the late Mervyn and Delo ...

Habersham

Thomas Tyler Ferguson, 20, Baldwin
Thomas Tyler Ferguson, age 20, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tyler was born on April 5, 1991, in Haber ...

Hall

Bill Monroe Smith, 61, Gainesville
Bill Monroe Smith, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday May 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Wedn ...
Funeral services for Carrie Mae Addis Allen, age 100, of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 23, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Tony Kemp and Toby Crowe wi ...
Jennifer Celena Wilson, 33, Gainesville
Jennifer Celena Wilson, age 33, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Mary Ruenell Poole Roberts, 87, Flowery Branch
Mary Ruenell Poole Roberts, 87, passed away Sunday May 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1923, in Helen, Georgia where her parents Ruby Shewbert Po ...
Richard S. Thomas, 62, Murrayville
Richard S. Thomas, age 62, of Murrayville, GA, died May 22, 2011.Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Clinton Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Andrew Ellis. H ...

Jackson

Mrs. Katie Sue Henson Chambers, age 49, of Pendergrass, GA died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Chambers was born in Habersham County to John Henry Dill of Alto and Le ...

Lumpkin

Marion Kaitis, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marion Kaitis, age 92, of Dahlonega, Ga. died May 22, 2011. The body was cremated and services will be held later in Wisconsin. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge ...

White

Robert Elmer Borchert, 46, Cleveland
Mr. Robert Elmer Borchert age 46 of Cleveland passed away Sunday May 22, 2011 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mr. Borchert was born in Cleveland Ohio the son of the William Walter ...
'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.