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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 16th, 2014

Banks

Mrs. Wilma Lynette Blackwell, age 94 of Homer died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Blackwell was born in Maysville to the late, Clyde Preston and Ada Lee Mullin ...

Barrow

Robert 'Bobby' Day, 74, Auburn
Mr. Robert "Bobby" Day, age 74, of Auburn, Georgia died December 16, 2014. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Roy N. and Rebecca Dukehart Day. M ...

Forsyth

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, Cumming
Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Ruby was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Cumming. She is preceded in death by her husband, Re ...

Gwinnett

Mike Latimer, 57, Buford
Mike Latimer, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He is survived by his girlfriend, Adria Savage, Buford, GA; children, Alana Latimer, Gainesville, GA ...

Hall

Doris Jeanne Darnell Kerley, age 88, of Alto, passed away on December 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on December 12, 1926, in Hall County, Georgia, she was the d ...
Kataleene Nix, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a..m. Friday at Northlake Baptist Church for Kataleene Nix of Gainesville. Rev. Danny Jones, Rev. Bill King and Rev. Tony Smith will officiate ...
Matthew Scott Thompson, 21, Gainesville
Matthew Scott Thompson, age 21 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Northridge Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Minnie (Penny) Pethel Hix, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 18, 201 ...

Lumpkin

Dave William Belflower, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dave William Belflower, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday December 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Dave was born in Dustin, Oklahoma January 1, ...
Mrs. Nellie Lois Holloway Eaton, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away, Tuesday, December 16, 2014.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Damascus Baptist Ch ...
'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.