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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

Forsyth

Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal.   Kathleen retired as a LP ...
Kathleen Marie O’Neal, 62, of Cumming, GA died on October 8, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Janet and George O’Neal. Kathleen retired as a LPN.  S ...

Gwinnett

Louise Pass Ballew, 89, Sugar Hill
Louise Pass Ballew, age 89, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Ballew; and son, Greg Ballew. She is survived by h ...
Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Hopkins, age 63 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 P ...

Habersham

Ellene Smith Holbrooks, 85, Mt. Airy
  Ellene Smith Holbrooks, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on April 6, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Willie an ...
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, 84, Demorest
Joan Lewallen Kimbrell, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Imogene Rylee Le ...
Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt, inf, Clarkesville
  Aspen Teague Kleinschmidt went peacefully into Heaven on October 8, 2015.  Born on October 2, her six short days here on earth touched many lives and was loved deepl ...

Hall

Billy Joe Lee, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Joe Lee, age 83 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Timothy Oliva Norman, 49, Gainesville
      Mr. Timothy Oliva Norman, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Golden Living Nursing Facility following an extended ill ...
Stacey Lee Williams, 50, Gillsville
Ms. Stacey Lee Williams, age 50, of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was born in Independence, LA and had a great love for football, especially the New ...

Other

Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, 29, Wilmington N.C.
Francis "Xavier" Gannon II, beloved son and brother died on Thursday October 8, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina.    He is survived by his parents F ...

White

Sharon Elese Archer, 62, Cleveland
Sharon Elese Archer, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence.    Mrs. Archer was born on April 6, 1953, in Cleveland, GA to Bett ...
Carl Cecil “Lito” Robinson, age 72, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born on March 15, 1943, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Ceci ...
'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.