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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Martha Wallace Evans, 95, Cumming
Martha Wallace Evans, age 95 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; James L. Evans. Martha loved to travel with her ...

Gwinnett

Roger C. Webb, 59, Buford
Roger C. Webb, age 59 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. Mr. Webb has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM a ...

Habersham

Bill Dailey, 86, Baldwin
Bill Dailey, age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hayesville, North Carolina, on January 18, 1928, he was a son of the late Mitch and ...
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, 72, Cornelia
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence.Born in Buffalo, New York on May 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry and ...

Hall

Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, Flowery Branch
Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday August 20, 2014. She was born September 2, 1937, in St. Charles, MO. where she also attended Lindenwood Universit ...
Kenneth Homer Gearin, 79, Clermont
Mr. Kenneth Homer Gearin, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr.Gearin was a native and lifelong resident of the Clermo ...
Verita Inez "Rita" Parker White, age 65 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funer ...

Lumpkin

Daniel 'Dan' Leroy Tyler, 62, Dahlonega
Daniel "Dan" Leroy Tyler, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died August 21, 2014.Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Cha ...

Other

Joe 'Joe Joe' Smith, 50, Royston
Joe "Joe Joe" Smith, age 50, of Royston, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

Stephens

Polly Bailey Payne, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Bailey Payne, age 93, of 8020 Hwy 320, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cooper and Bertha Perkins Bailey, she ...

Union

Greg (GT) Turner, 65, Suches
Greg "GT" Turner, age 65, of Suches, GA and formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Greg had lived in Suches, GA for over 15 years. A native of ...
'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.