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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 25th, 2012

Banks

Daniel Timothy Tatum, age 15, of Lula, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born Newport News, Virginia on August 26, 1996, he was the son of Ronnie and Renee Cantrell Ta ...

Forsyth

Eugenia Harrison Powel Devereaux, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cumming Manor Nursing Home.Lovingly know as Grandma Gene by her church ...

Habersham

Kenneth Mann, 69, Mt. Airy
Kenneth Mann, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Born in Concord, NC on February 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ma ...

Hall

Diane Hosch Higgins, 69, Buford
Mrs. Diane Hosch Higgins, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Brogdon Hosch. She is survive ...
Gertrude Dayton Worthington, 95, Gainesville
Gertrude Dayton WorthingtonLanier Village EstatesGainesville GA 30506WidowedBorn Wheeling, WV, September 20, 1916.She was a resident of Daytona Beach area from 1947-2005 and moved ...
Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesvi ...
Loren J. Sadler, 12, Buford
Loren J. Sadler, age 12, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Natasha Sadler, Buford, GA; father, Ricky C. Wilburn, Buford, GA; siste ...
Mark Wayne Powell, 53, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Powell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 25, 2012. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Mary Lois Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lois Helton, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Major Banks Lewallen, 81, Commerce
Mr. Major Banks Lewallen, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Franklin County to the late William and Lula Segars Lewa ...

Lumpkin

Dewey L. Landrum, 57, Dahlonega
Dewey L. Landrum, 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born August 25, 1955 in Covington, KY to the late Dewey and Billie Landr ...
Michael Charles Ridley, 53, Dahlonega
Michael Charles Ridley, age 53, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his residence.Michael was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Baptist faith.He ...

White

Victor Joseph Turner, 54, Cleveland
Victor Joseph Turner age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born in Greenville SC to Faye Harkins Turner and the late Ralph Turn ...
'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.