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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2015

Dawson

John William Keating, 55, Dawsonville
John William Keating, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 19 ...

Habersham

Phillip Lewis Cook, 80, Cornelia
Phillip Lewis Cook, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 following a sudden illness. ...
Edward Lee Gerrin, 59, Alto
Edward Lee Gerrin, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Gerrin was born December 10, 1956 in Demorest to Dorothy Jean Wade Gerrin and th ...
Jessica Dawn Spivey, 39, Cornelia
  Jessica Dawn Spivey, age 39 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Stephens County on June 18, 1976, she was a daughter of the late Joan Mille M ...

Hall

Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, 82, Murrayville
Mrs. Joyce Juanita Peck Sexton, age 82, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Donnie E. Welch, 63, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie E. Welch, age 63, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Mr. Welch was born in Jacksonville Florida, a s ...

Other

Albert Lee Watkins, 92, Dandridge, TN; formerly of Clayton
Mr. Albert Lee Watkins, age 92 of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Sevierville Healthcare and Rehab.   A son of the late Jim and Roxie Keen ...
'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.