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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Donna Lorraine Chappell, 86, of Cumming, GA died on May 21, 2014. Born in Atlanta, IL she was the daughter of the late Milton Clair and Mildred Gresham.Donna was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

Allen L. Kattmann, 71, Lilburn
Mr. Allen L. Kattmann, age 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Spar ...

Hall

Mrs. Hannah Eavleen Watkins Strickand, age 97 of New Holland, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 after a long illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mary Elizabeth Smartt, 88, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Mary Van Voorhis Smartt, 88, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving and grateful family. Born on a farm in ...
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Peggy Bernice Snow Robinson of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 21st, at Morningside Assisted Living Facility. Peggy was brought into this world on May 27, 1926; ...
Rose Marie Kirby, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose Marie Kirby, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Rider, 90, Dahlonega
Mr. Dewey Rider, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, May 21, 2014.Dewey Rider was a local business man, a devoted husband, a loving father. Dewey started a milk business back ...

Other

Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas, 26, of Canon, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, GA.Deputy Thomas was born on November 09, 1 ...
'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.