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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 22nd, 2014

Forsyth

Nancy Esarey Martin, 75, Cumming
Surrounded by her family, Nancy Esarey Martin, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 75 after a long illness. She was born in Decker ...

Gwinnett

Louise Franklin, 83, Lawrenceville
Louise Franklin, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 22, 2014. She leaves to cherish three daughters, Keyba Franklin, Lille Rucker and Mary Franklin; one son, John Fr ...
Royce Arnold Allison, 70, Buford
Royce Arnold Allison, age 70 of Buford, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Barret ...

Habersham

Mr. Richard Stanton (Stan) Harper Jr. age 65 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday February 22, 2014. Mr. Harper was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Richard Stanto ...

Hall

Donald Eugene Meeks, 77, Gillsville
Donald Eugene Meeks, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Elaine C. Keir, 62, of Franklin, NC died on February 22, 2014. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Shirley McAfee.Elaine was a lifetime member of K.V. ...
Ray Martin, 87, Flowery Branch
Ray Martin, age 87 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on Tues ...

Jackson

Stewart Darnell Evans, 91, Commerce
Mr. Stewart Darnell Evans, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Evans was born in Royston, GA to the late Claude and Renie Hart Evans. H ...

Lumpkin

Bob Pickelsimer, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bob Pickelsimer, age82, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.Bob was born in Fannin County, GA July 31, 1931. He had lived in Dahlonega for more than ...

Stephens

Homer Snyder, 92, Martin
Mr. Homer Snyder, age 92, of 124 Deer Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the residence. A son of the late Homer Floyd and Viola Kelley Snyder, he wa ...
'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.