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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 10th, 2015

Gwinnett

Demie Hilley Rumsey, 83, Buford
Mrs. Demie Hilley Rumsey, age 83 of 2325 Morgans Run Court, Buford, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Inman and E ...

Habersham

Tommy Barnes, 68, Toccoa
Tommy Barnes, age 68, of Toccoa, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, following an extended illness.  Mr. Barnes was born on July 10, 1947, i ...
Ethelene Sears Stroud, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ethelene Sears Stroud, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 2:00 pm from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Burial will ...

Hall

Mildred Garrison, 82, Gillsville
  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mildred Garrison, age 82, of Gillsville. Rev. Bradley Elli ...
Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice Gravitt Cantrell, 92, of Gainesville died Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Crisp County, Mrs. Ca ...

Jackson

Mike Patterson, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mike Patterson, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 8, 2015.  Mr. Patterson was born in Winder, ...

Rabun

Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, Mountain City
  Martha Welborn Taylor, 82, of Mountain City, passed away October 10th after a brief illness. Born January 7th 1933 to Bowden and Marie Coffee Welborn in the Germany Mo ...
'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.