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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Mr. Jay William (Bill) Simpson, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bill was an avid golfer and loved boating, piloting airplanes, recreational vehicles and ...
Robert Rusin, 73, Cumming
Robert Rusin, 73, of Cumming, GA died on June 12, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Adam and Lorretta Rusin. His son, Robert John Rusin also predeceased him.He ...

Gwinnett

Carol Ross McMillan, 59, Lawrenceville
Carol Ross McMillan, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lil ...
Linda Edwards Rhodes, 65, Dacula
Mrs. Linda Edwards Rhodes, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jessie Lee Gunter Edwards. She is surviv ...

Hall

John J. McCaffrey, 70, Lula
Mr. John J. McCaffrey, 70, of Lulu died June 12, 2013. Wards Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. She was born December 11, 1918, to Charles Melvil ...
Mark Evan Speed, 56, Oakwood
Mr. Mark Evan Speed, age 56, of Oakwood, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of four years, Barbara Lynn Speed, Buford ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Gooch, 74, Dahlonega
Retired Major U.S. Army, Donald Ray Gooch, age 74, of Dahlonega, Georgia died June 12, 2013.Don was born in Brawley, California to the late Gordon and Martha Justus Gooch. He was a ...

Other

Sara Janette Kelley, 80, Ball Ground
Sara Janette Kelley, 80, of Ball Ground, GA and formerly of Alpharetta, died at Embracing Hospice House on June 12, 2013. Born in Alpharetta, GA she was the daughter of the late ...
'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.