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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 30th, 2015

Gwinnett

Gladys Tanner Epps, 76, Buford
 Ms. Gladys Tanner Epps, age 76 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &n ...

Hall

Pauline S. Clark, 90, Gainesville
Pauline S. Clark, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Born on February 16, 1925 she was a lifetime resident of Hall ...
Clarence Riker Dreier, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Riker Dreier,Jr. 79 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 30, 2015 at Lanier Village Estates. Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Mr. Dreier was the son of the la ...
Alfa Sue Wehunt Peck, 79, Murrayville
Alfa Sue Wehunt Peck age 79 of Murrayville, Ga passed away on December 30, 2015. Sue loved spending time with her family and loved watching Wheel of Fortune.   Sue is preced ...
Dean Fletcher Smith, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean Fletcher Smith, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2 ...

Jackson

Michael Johnson Davis, 59, Jefferson
Michael Johnson Davis, age 59 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday December 30, 2015.   Mr. Davis was the son of the late Pete and Farrah L. Owensby Davis.   He is ...
Helena K. Melnick, 65, Hoschton
Helena K. Melnick, age 65, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Winfred Wesley Hamilton, 57, Dahlonega
Winfred Wesley Hamilton age 57 of Dahlonega passed away on December 28, 2015.   Mr. Hamilton loved playing softball, horseshoes and shooting pool.   He is survived by ...

Stephens

James Richard Dunson, 82, Baldwin
Mr. James Richard Dunson, age 82 of 1050 Homer Road, Baldwin, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House, Watkinsville, Georgia.   ...

White

James Virgil Moss, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr James Virgil Moss, age 71 of Cleveland formerly of Clarkesville. Mr. Moss passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015. ...
'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.