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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 23rd, 2015

Gwinnett

Jerry James Manning, 66, Dacula
Jerry James Manning, age 66, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Manning Mangrum; stepfather, Dan Mangrum; s ...

Habersham

L.M. Chastain, 84, Mt. Airy
L.M. Chastain, age 84, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Mr. Chastain was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Marietta, GA to the late Luther and Jessie Lee Willia ...

Hall

Gerald L Berthold, 76, Braselton
Gerald L. Berthold age 76 of Braselton passed away Thursday April 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville. 
Dionisio Blasnich, 68, Braselton
Mr. Dionisio Blasnich age 68 of Braselton, Ga. Died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the N.E. Ga.Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 6 PM Friday April 24, 2015 at the Hillsi ...

Lumpkin

Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Melvin Dempsey Sr. age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on April 23rd, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Dempsey moved from Norcross to Dahlonega in 1978 and was a ...
James Robert Simpson Sr., 59, Dahlonega
James Robert Simpson Sr., age 59, of Dahlonega, passed away, Thursday, April 23, 2015 following a brief illness. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James Simpson Jr. (L ...

Other

Henry Asa Tuten, Jr., Stone Mountain
Henry Asa Tuten Jr., Asa to his friends, died on the morning of April 23, 2015 after a long battle with Leukemia.  He is survived by his wife Linda, son Jim, daughter Ashley a ...
'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.