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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 11th, 2015

Forsyth

Jessie Clyde "Duby" Swanson, age 85, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Duby was a natural born artist who loved life and people. He loved God more ...

Gwinnett

Amy Wigley, 37, Lawrenceville
Amy Wigley, age 37, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Gail Wigley. She is survived by her husband ...
Margaret Singleton Hayes, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hayes, Jr.; sons, Billy Hayes and Do ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Clark, 72, Mt. Airy
Billy Joe Clark, age 72, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.Mr. Clark was born on September 26, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late John Howar ...
Jennie J. Wallace, 68, Dmorest
Jennie J. Wallace, age 68, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.No Formal Services are planned at this time.Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funer ...

Hall

Claude Ray Watson, 83, Gainesville
Claude Ray Watson, 83, Of Gainesville, GA died on February 11, 2015. Born in Monticello, FL he was the son of the late John and Julia Watson. His beloved wife, Virginia Watson, a ...

Jackson

James Gerald "Jerry" Newsom, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Jerry was born in Atlanta, GA. He was in the first graduating class of St. Pi ...

Stephens

Mr. Winfred Dale Callenback, age 57 of Gardenia Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Harrison and Rosa Lee Loudermilk ...

White

Esther Laronia Horton Walden, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and retired from North Georgia Co ...
Jordan Ray Davis, 93, Cleveland
Mr. Jordan Ray Davis, age 93, of Lula passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Georgia the son of the late Jordan and Jessie Tidwell Davis. ...
Lynda Crane Hester, 66, Cleveland
Lynda Crane Hester, age 66, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015. Ms. Hester was born in White County to the late Barnett and Bertha Humphries Crane. She had over 4 ...
'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.