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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 1st, 2015

Banks

Telford Junior "Peanut" Hilland, age 61, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015.Born on February 13, 1954, in Hall County, he was the son of the late Olin and Anni ...

Dawson

Ann Waters, 83, Dawsonville
Ann Waters, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday March 1, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born September 21, 1931 in Hall County to the l ...

Forsyth

Mr. Henry V. Martin, Jr. , 90, was carried away by angels to meet his Lord and Savior,whom he had served since he was 12 years old, on Saturday, February 28, 2015.He was born in Fo ...
James Hoyt Sams, 82, Cumming
James Hoyt Sams, age 82 of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, March 01, 2015. Mr. Sams was born on May 13, 1932 in Forsyth County, GA to the late Hurshel Sams and Alice Callahan Sams ...
Kathleen (Kandy) Edwards, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, B. C. Edwards.Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, ...

Gwinnett

Rachel Brunson McKneely, age 76 of Decatur, GA died suddenly Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Mrs. McKneely has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 1, 2015 ...

Habersham

Dr. Loy Crowder, 95, Cornelia
Dr. Loy Crowder, age 95, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his residence.Dr. Crowder was born February 5, 1920, in Polkville, North Carolina to the late R ...
Hazel Carson Loggins, 96, Demorest
HAZEL CARSON LOGGINS, age 96,of Demorest, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, following an extended illness at a long term care facility. Mrs. Loggins was born July 19, 191 ...

Hall

Bertie Bhree (Bo) Elzey, 91, Gainesville
Bertie Bhree (Bo) Elzey, age 91, completed her earthly journey on March 1st at 3:15 PM. She passed at Northeast Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Bo was a me ...
Beverley Berry Disney, 91, Buford
Beverley Berry Disney, age 91 of Buford, GA died Saturday, February 28, 2015. Mrs. Disney has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later in Tulsa, OK. Survivors includ ...
Kimberly Elaine Marlowe, 18, Gainesville
Kimberley Elaine Marlowe, age 18 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Egleston Children's Hospital. Ms. Marlowe was born on August 14, 1996, in Gainesville, ...
Rita Carder, 60, Gainesville
Rita Carder, 60, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 following an extended illness. Born on June 27, 1954, she was the daughter of J.M. and Annette Tucker Casey. She ...
Winfred 'Wink' Brewer, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 4, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred "Wink" Brewer, 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. James McNea ...

Jackson

John Edmond Varrieur, 83, Hoschton
Mr. John Edmond Varrieur, age 83, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his home. Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Prince of Peace Catholic ...
Sharon Williamson, 72, Commerce
Mrs.Sharon Williamson, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Embracing Hospice Foundation. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the late Clarence and Willene Wes ...

Lumpkin

Grady Paul Grindle, 62, Dahlonega
Mr.Grady Paul Grindle, age 62, of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his sister's residence following an extended illness. The family will recei ...

Stephens

Mrs. Jesse Eva Gertrude Nations Meeks, age 83 of 221 Stonewall Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence.A daughter of the late Dallas and Lillie Ma ...

White

Lois Smith Barnes, 85, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Lois Smith BarnesCampbell. Lois passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for3:00pm, Saturda ...
William Frank Smith, 61, Cleveland
William Frank Smith, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born September 2, 1953 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the l ...
'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.