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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 14th, 2015

Dawson

Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, Marble Hill
Dr. Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of Dekalb County, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015 following a period of declining health.Born February 3, 1935 in Detro ...

Forsyth

Douglas Besen, 76, Cumming
Douglas Besen, age 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, Doug lived most of his life in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, retiring to Georgia five ye ...

Habersham

Mary Helen James Burrell, 88, Cornelia
Mary Helen James Burrell, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.Mrs. Burrell was born on December 10, 1926 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Garnet ...

Hall

Evelyn Julia Pruitt Roper, age 87, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 following an extended illness. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church of Gainesvill ...
Robert Lee 'Bob' Stephenson, 51, Gainesville
Robert Lee "Bob" Stephenson, 51, of Baker Road, Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Jeannette Sexton Harris, 86, Hoschton
Jeannette Sexton Harris, age 86, of Hoschton and formerly of Marion, NC passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Mrs. Harris was survived by her son Jimmy Harris of Hoschton; daug ...
Peter I. Markov, Commerce
Peter I. Markov was born in Trambesh Bulgaria to the late John Ivanov and Maria Popova Markov. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Alexander Ma ...

Lumpkin

Deegan Allen Baucom, 7, Dahlonega
Deegan Allen Baucom, age 7, went to be with the Lord our Father on 14 January, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Deegan's interest included handing out with family, atten ...
'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.