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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 1st, 2015

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Mary Ann Burgess, 39, Auburn
Mary Ann Burgess, age 39, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mary Ann graduated from Shiloh High School and Berry College. Mary Ann loved her family and was a m ...

Dawson

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, Dawsonville
Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015. Born January 21, 1938 in Dekalb County, he had lived in Dawson County since 2000 having moved from Fo ...

Forsyth

Geneva Jewell (Jean) Sosebee, age 77, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Mrs. Sosebee was a member of  Ridgeview Baptist Church and is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Ann Ray, 56, Dacula
Karen Ann Ray, age 56 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, January 1, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Ch ...
  Mr. Ronald Paul “Ronnie” Evers, age 47, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest December 1, 2015 at Eastside Medical Center.  Mr. Evers was a native of ...

Habersham

Aleck Sim Holbrooks, 63, Mt. Airy
Aleck Sim Holbrooks, age 63 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his residence. Born in Habersham County on November 21, 1952, he was a son of Louise Smith Holb ...

Hall

Brian Patrick Kelly, 43, Gainesville
Brian Patrick Kelly, age 43, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2:3 ...

Lumpkin

Russell V. Zimmerman, Jr., 80, Dahlonega
Russell V. Zimmerman Jr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness. Russ ...

Other

Allen D. Pirkle, 84, Alpharetta
  Allen D. Pirkle, age 84, of Alpharetta, GA., died December 1, 2015 after a brief illness. Mr. Pirkle is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vaughan Pirkle; parents, Hargu ...
Vandora Crumley, 102, Anniston, Alabama
Vandora Black Crumley passed away peacefully at home in Anniston, Alabama on December 1, 2015 at the age of 102. She was born on November 3, 1913 to John and Amanda (Saine) Black i ...
Timothy Oneal Gearing, age 39 of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday December 1, 2015.       Mr. Gearing was a HVAC mechanic with Martin Mechanical, and a memb ...

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Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, 52, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Sabrina Renee Ivey Tench, age 52 of Cleveland. Renee passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Renee was born in Habersh ...
'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.