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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2011

Forsyth

Tommie Raye Murphy, 73, Cumming
Tommie Raye Murphy, 73 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, with her children by her side. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hall

Billy Ray Parks, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Billy Ray Parks, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate.The family will ...
Charles Russell Heaton, 52, Gillsville
Mr. Charles Russell Heaton, 52 of Gillsville died Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Heaton was the son of the late Ed and Bes ...
Kathleen May Roth, age 93, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2011. Mrs. Roth was born on December 15, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Peter and Eva Emerson Johnson. She w ...
W. L. Harrison, 75, Monroe
W. L. Harrison, age 75 of Monroe, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, B. W. and Bertha Harri ...

Jackson

Hugh Jones, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hugh Jones, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Mr. Jones was a son of the late Emory L. and Bessie Smit ...
'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.