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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dr. John David Nolan, 84, Cumming
Dr. John David Nolan, 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away December 4, 2015. John was born on October, 21, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to a devout Catholic family. Faith was an integral part ...
Mary Elizabeth Ridings, 78, Cumming
Elizabeth Ridings, age 78, passed away on December 4, 2015, at her home in Cumming, GA. Elizabeth was born in Murray County GA, on June 24, 1937 to the late Henry Walker Dixon and ...

Gwinnett

Ann Smith Price, 90, Sugar Hill
Ann Smith Price, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Price. She is survived by her children, Di ...

Habersham

Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, 81, Demorest
Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. Born in Otto, North Carolina, on May 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, 57, Demorest
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Mary Clyde was born on June 19, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late D ...

Hall

Hortense Bales, 84, Gainesville
Miss. Hortense Bales, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Fu ...
Richard L. Grubb, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Richard L. Grubb, 77, of Gainesville died December 4, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, Gainesville
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living of Alpharetta.  She had lived in Gainesville for 30 years before ...
?Evelyn Harris Washington, 82, of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little Davenport ...

Lumpkin

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, Dahlonega
  Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, age 51, of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia ...

Stephens

John A. “Dutch” Ivester, Jr., age 87 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 29, 1928, he was a son of the late John Aufor ...
'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.