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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 8th, 2015

Banks

Mrs. Florence Ella "Tootsie" Sims Whitehead, age 78, of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...

Forsyth

Josephine 'Jay' Quin, 85, Cumming
Josephine "Jay" Quin, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 8, 2015. Born in Orange, NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Iuso. She is also predecea ...

Gwinnett

Herman Kenneth Bray, 87, Suwanee
Herman Kenneth Bray, age 87 of Suwanee, GA and formerly of Pensacola, FL died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Sunday, January 11 ...
Wendy Reagin Ham, 53, Buford
Wendy Reagin Ham, age 53 of Buford, GA died Thursday, January 8, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Ham has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 10 ...

Habersham

Lawrence Sheppard, 91, Batesville
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, age 91 of the Batesville community will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM from the Providence Baptist Church with interment t ...

Hall

Joe F. Walters, 92, Gainesville
Joe F. Walters, Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 following a long illness. Joe retired from the Air Force with 22 years ...
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, Flowery Branch
Juanita Chambers Lewallen, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be he ...
Margaret Moore Joseph, 96, Gainesville
Margaret Moore Joseph, age 96, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Charles N. Joseph; and so ...

Jackson

Paul 'Denny' Arrington, 75, Braselton
Paul "Denny" Arrington, age 75, of Braselton, GA passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Belle (Merb) Dilbeck Ar ...
Peter Mekosh, 96, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Peter Mekosh, age 96, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at home. Mr. Mekosh was born in Centralia, Pe ...
Richard O'Kelley, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard O'Kelley, age 71 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 8, 2015. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Cum ...
'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.