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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Betty Heard, 80, Cumming
Betty Heard, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Heard. ...

Gwinnett

Wylena Brown, 88, Buford
Wylena Brown, age 88, of Buford, GA, Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glyndon Brown; son-in-law, Benny S ...

Habersham

James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, Clarksville
Memorial services for James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, of Clarksville will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Enlow will officiate ...

Hall

Billy Raymond Stacey, 79, Gainesville
Billy Raymond Stacey, 79 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22. 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chap ...
Linda Herring May, 47, Oakwood
Ms. Linda Herring May, age 47, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 in ...
Michael Thurston Dodd, age 57, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Born on February 6, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, he was the son of Thurston Dodd of Lula and the ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ellis Jenkins, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellis Jenkins, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 after an unyielding battle with leukemia.She was born in Gainesville, GA, spent most of h ...

Other

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, long time resident of Adams, Tennessee, has died at age 95, March 16, 2015 at The Oaks in Fairmount, Georgia. Born December 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, ...
Steven "Randy" Samples, 40, of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Mr. Samples was the son of Larry and Peggy Samples, Sr. and Vanessa and Donnie Woolard. He i ...

White

Allen Saxon, 70, Cleveland
Allen "Gene" Saxon, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Winder Health Care. Mr. Saxon was born April 30, 1944 in Cleveland, GA to the late Andre ...
'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.