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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, Cumming
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Robert M. 'Bob' Knox, 82, Buford
Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Knox, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara J. Knox, Buford, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Jessie York Wood, 72, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Jessie York Wood, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...

Hall

Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, Gainesville
Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates ch ...

Lumpkin

Jack E. Tufts, 76, Dahlonega
Dr. Jack E. Tufts (formerly of Bushnell, IL and Waterloo, IA) went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2013 at the age of 76. He passed peacefully at his home in Dahlonega, GA, surroun ...
'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.