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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 19th, 2011

Banks

Ida Mildred Pruitt, 58, Homer
Ida Mildred Pruitt, age 58 of Homer, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at a private nursing facility.Born in Jackson County on February 16, 1953, she was the daughter of Virginia P ...

Gwinnett

Ona Elviria Patari, 95, Suwanee
ONA ELVIRIA PATARI, 95, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Sunday June 19th, 2011 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home. The family will be planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service ...

Habersham

Clarence Hopper, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Clarence Hopper, age 88, of Toccoa, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. ...

Hall

Doyle W. Price, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Doyle W. Price age 79 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Sunday June 19, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. Funeral services are to be scheduled at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Gladys Bowers, 86, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Ms. Gladys Bowers, age 86, of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time
Jimmy Dale Barton, 62, Gillsville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 7:00pm. Tuesday June 21 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmy Dale Barton age 62 of Gillsville. The Rev. Henry Loggins will offic ...
John Benson, 90, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Mr. John Benson, age 90 of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
John Carlyle Benson, 90, Gainesville
On June 19, 2011, John Carlyle Benson, in his own words, "Changed Worlds". He was born October 8, 1920, the tenth child of Annie Mae Wysong and James Darlington Benson of ...

Jackson

Diana Lynn Holcombe, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Diana Lynn Holcombe, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Monday, June 20, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Holcombe was born in LaFayette City, AL to Judy Bacon Jackson of La ...

Lumpkin

Alice E. Richmond,, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Alice E. Richmond, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, died June 19, 2011. Her body has been cremated and her cremains will be buried at a later date in Lauderdale Memorial Park in Fort ...

White

Jason Edwin Shepherd, 36, Antelope, CA
Mr. Jason Edwin Shepherd, age 36 of Antelope, CA passed away June 19, 2011 at his residence in California. He is survived by his mother: Kathryn Randall, Cleveland; father: Neil S ...
'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.