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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2011

Forsyth

Antoinette (Toni) Phillips Smith, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cumming. Toni is preceded in dea ...

Gwinnett

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory, III, age 77, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly on August 28, 2011.Mr. Diggory's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 3rd ...

Habersham

Van "Wesley" Dayton, 74, Cornelia
Van "Wesley" Dayton, age 74, Cornelia, Georgia, went to our heavenly home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the residence following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Claude Franklin Garner, Sr, 70, Gainesville
Claude Franklin Garner, Sr., age 70, Gainesville resident since 1996, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. A native of Waynesboro, Georgia, he received a BA Degree in Accounting f ...
Evalyn Knox Cooper, 83, Gainesville
Evalyn Knox Cooper, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2011. Evalyn was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Rear Admiral Robert W. Knox and Esther Louise Hit ...
Nicholas Daniel Wilbanks, age 18, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1993 in Jackson County, GA, son of Rodney L ...
William R. "Bill" Valentine, 84, Gainesville
William R. "Bill" Valentine died at Gainesville on August 28, 2011. He was born on November 25, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward John and Anna Richards Valentine. He ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lillie Elizabeth Parson Mize, 86, of Commerce who died on Sunday at Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville. Born in Banks C ...

Lumpkin

John Turner (J.T.) Staton, 72, Dahlonega
John Turner (J.T.) Staton, age 72 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Staton was born August 28, 1939 in White County to the ...

Union

Marie Elliott, 80, Suches
Mrs. Marie Elliott, age 80, of Suches, Ga. died August 28, 2011.She was the daughter of the late Jack Holloway and Carrie Woody Holloway. She was also preceded in death by her sist ...

White

Dennis Edward Watkins Jr, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dennis E. Watkins. Dennis E. Watkins, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home. Born on March 21, ...
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, 90, Sautee-Nacoochee
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, age 90, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia was welcomed into the presence of his Savior on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.Mr. Jones was born in Ro ...
'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.