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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret Lucretia Turner, 74, Dawsonville
Margaret Lucretia Turner, age 74, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away December 7, 2015. She lived in Winder, GA. for over 30 years and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Sur ...

Forsyth

Colin Ball, 66, Cumming
Colin Ball, age 66, of Cumming, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Born in Southport, Merseyside, England, Colin was a respected business owner, of 30 years, al ...
James “Jimmie” Howard Jones Jr., 59, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on the evening of December 8, 2015, after a battle with esophageal cancer.    Born in O ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Nolan, 86, Lawrenceville
Patricia Nolan, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, December 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inter ...
Saundra Whelchel Truelove, age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Harmony B ...

Hall

John D. (JD) Elrod, 70, Gainesville
A Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the family residence for Mr. John D. “JD” Elrod 70, of Gainesville. ...
Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, 86, Gainesville
                 Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 20 ...
Peggy Stevens, 83, Murrayville
Peggy Stevens, 83, of Murrayville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   Born on January 1, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Li ...

White

James Michael McCarty, 64, Cleveland
James Michael McCarty, age 64, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Mike was a true renaissance man who lived in the 60’s and would do anything for anyon ...
'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.