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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 24th, 2014

Banks

Melvin Kimbrell, 60, Lula
Melvin Kimbrell, age 60 of Lula, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at his residence. Born in Demorest on November 12, 1954, Melvin was the son of Kathryn Yarber Hix of Alto an ...

Habersham

Ann Jones Cathey, 58, Alto
Ann Jones Cathey, age 58, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Cathey was born on August, 17 1956 in Demorest, Georgia. She ...
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., 86, Demorest
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., age 86 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Jonesboro, Georgia on June 13, 1928, he was a ...

Hall

Barbara Harris Harper, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Harris Harper, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born in Alliance OH, on September 11, 1929, she was the daugh ...
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, Gainesville
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral ...
Dumas Ladd, 89, Clermont
Funeral services for, Dumas Ladd age 89 of Clermont, will be held at 2:00 p.m Wednesday November 26, 2014 in Concord Baptist Church.Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. La ...
Harry D. Scroggs, 96, Oakwood
Mr. Harry D. Scroggs, age 96, of Oakwood passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at The Oaks at Limestone.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 in the Chap ...
Reathel Lois Long Symer, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Reathel Lois Long Swymer, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Pruitt Health Center in Decatur, Georgia following an extended illness.Funeral ser ...
Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80, Clermont
Mrs. Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80 of Clermont died Monday November 24, 2014 at her residence.Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Grizzle had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was the ...

Jackson

William Douglas Pugh, 88, Commerce
William Douglas Pugh (88), Commerce, entered into rest on November 24, 2014. Born in Buford, Georgia on July 2, 1926; he was the son of the late William Wesley Pugh and the late Eu ...

Other

Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta
Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, of Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 24th, 2014. Memorial Services will be held, Friday, November 28th at 5:00 pm at Fo ...
'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.