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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 25th, 2015

Dawson

James “Perry” Knight, 77, Dawsonville
James “Perry” Knight, 77, of Dawsonville went to be with his Lord on Sunday October 25, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 1 ...
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, Dawsonville
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 21, 1942 in A ...

Forsyth

Ruby Mae Kelley, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Kelley, age 77, of Cumming went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Mrs. Kelley retired from Gwinnett County Transportation after 35 years of ...
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, Cumming
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, formerly of Pontiac and Flanagan, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (October 25, 2015) at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center where he had b ...

Habersham

Herman Roy Masters, 88, Demorest
  Herman Roy Masters, age 88, of Demorest, GA passed away on October 25th at his home following an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Habersham County an ...

Other

Wiley Brock, 82, Elberton
Mr. Wiley Brock, age 82, of Elberton, GA died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Heardmont Nursing Home.  Mr. Brock was born in Commerce to the late Fred and Lizzie Hooper Brock.&nbs ...

Stephens

Jerry Roger Norris, 66, Toccoa
Jerry Roger Norris, age 66, of Toccoa, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015, following and extended illness.   He was born in Otto, NC, on September 11, ...
'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.