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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 23rd, 2015

Forsyth

Raymond Lester Wells, 81, Cumming
Raymond Lester Wells, age 81, of Cumming passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.  Mr. Wells was an Eagle Scout and a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a graduate of Northeastern ...

Habersham

Barney Smith, 86, Baldwin
Barney Smith, age 86, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. He was born in Greensboro, GA on July 8, 1929 to the late Arthur and Lona Sexton Smith. He atte ...
Melissa Starr Stoker Bratcher, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 22.    Melissa was born and raised in Thomasville, NC. She attended Thomasvill ...
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, 65, Clarkesville
Barbara Jo Sanders Butts Celebration of life services for Barbara Jo Sanders Butts, age 65, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from the Hills ...
Jesse Harvey Kinney, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jesse Harvey Kinney, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tim Holcomb ...
George Randolph McEntire, 82, Cornelia
George Randolph McEntire, age 82 of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in the Habersha ...
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, 77, Cornelia
Treelis Ward Stonecypher, age 77 of Cornelia passed away November 23, 2015 following a brief illness.  Born in Habersham County on June 27, 1938, Mrs. Stonecypher was the d ...

Hall

Deborah Roper Adams, 60, Gainesville
Deborah Roper Adams passed into the Lord's hands early Monday morning, the Autumn sky clear and starlit. At 3:15 a.m. on November 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, she ...
Vivian W. Ash passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 following an extended illness. Born on August 31, 1923 she was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  Vivian was the ...
Richard D. Baylis, 77, Flowery Branch
Richard D. Baylis, 77, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday November 22, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30501 ...
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, Flowery Branch
Freida Elizabeth Chambers, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 in the chapel o ...
Tim Jackson Douglas, 75, Oakwood
Mr. Tim Jackson Douglas, age 75 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     & ...
Msasie Lee Patterson, 77, Flowery Branch
Massie Lee Patterson age 77 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 25, 2015 War's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 ...
Velia Remes, 42, Louisiana
Velia Remes, age 42, of Louisiana passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Funeral ...
Robert L. (Tiny) Rich, 50, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday November 27, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Robert L. “Tiny” Rich, age 50 of Oakwood. The Rev. Tony Neal ...

Other

Edward James Foye, Sr, 83, Alpharetta
Edward James Foye, Sr., 83, of Alpharetta, GA died on November 23, 2015.  Born in Bronx, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Anne Foy.  His beloved wife, Kathleen, ...
'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.