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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2011

Forsyth

Odette Rena Adams, 74, Cumming
Ms. Odette Rena Adams, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully at her home on June 4, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends, joining in Heaven her Savior and loved ones who ...
Thomas Everett "Boot" Tallant, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was a preceded in death by his fir ...

Habersham

Alice Jean Rider Allen, 84, Demorest
Alice Jean Rider Allen age 84, of Demorest passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents Ida Hunter Rider Frankli ...
David Wilson, 60, Cornelia
David Wilson, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at ...
Ray Franklin Smith, 81, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ray Franklin Smith, age 81, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Dr. Charles Holland, Rev. Russ Ba ...

Hall

Deborah Kaye Pate, 56, Gainesville
Deborah Kaye Pate, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The family will receive ...
MARY G. LEACH, 89, Lula
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Westview Cemetery in Lula, GA for Mrs. Mary Gussie Farmer Leach, 89, of Lula, GA. Rev. Wayne Strickland will of ...
Tien Thanh Nguye, 44, Gainesville
Tien Thanh Nguyen, age 44 of Gainesville. Graveside Service Tuesday 11:30am Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Jeffrey Wayne Potts, 48, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Jeffrey Wayne Potts, 48, of Commerce who died on Sunday, June 5, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Commerce, he was the ...
Martha Harris, 63, Pendergrass
Martha A. Harris, age 63 of Pendergrass, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2011 ...

White

Georgia Ann Rodriguez, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that no services are planned at this time for Georgia Ann Rodriguez, 72, of Cleveland.Mrs. Rodriguez died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at a private nursin ...
'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.