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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2015

Banks

Margie Nell Harris Sanders, age 78 of Homer died Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Gillsville to the late, Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris. Mrs. Sande ...
Vera Smith, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vera Smith, age 91, of Maysville who passed away on Friday March 6th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Garrett and Lou Wat ...

Dawson

William 'Bill' Oscar Smart, 82, Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William "Bill" Oscar Smart, age 82 of Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Roden, Sr, 79, Cumming
Charles R. Roden, Sr., age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Charles was born November 17, 1935 to James and Docia Roden. He went on to retire after 27 years as ...
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, Cumming
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Lille Nichelson; brothers, Melvin, Hudon, Danny, ...
Starlin "Jack" Jarvis, Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, went to his eternal home Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife Phyllis Jarvis; children William, Debo ...

Habersham

Charles Ernest Rudeseal, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.Mr. Rudeseal was born January 27, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Luther Vance ...
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, 84, Clarkesville
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Born on February 23, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nap ...

Hall

Ms. Mildred Eulene (Stephens) Dillard, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 06, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Jimmy Lee Moore, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Jefferson to the late Mell and Grace Miller Moore. He was a member ...
Eleanor R. Blankenship, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor R. Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Ev ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ruth Howard Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Ficklin, ...
Fred Allen Higgins, 76, Hoschton
Fred Allen Higgins, age 76, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Fred was born on October 1, 1938 and was the son of the late Wayne and Myrtie Higg ...
Gregory Michael Fontana, 48, Pendergrass
Mr. Gregory Michael Fontana, age 48, of Pendergrass passed away, Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by friends and family. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday ...
'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.