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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 20th, 2015

Habersham

Edith Dalton Wade, 88, Alto
Edith Dalton Wade, age 88, of Line Church Community, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Wade was born on January 12, 1927 in Banks County, Georg ...

Hall

Ernie (N.S) Chapman, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Ernie (N.S) Chapman, age 76, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was a native of Winn, Alabama, born May 17, 1939 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Brice (Sylvia) ...

Jackson

Mr. Dennis Fredrick Isaiah McElreath, age 33, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. McElreath was born in Commerce to Judy Looney of Nicholson a ...
Earl Woods, 76, Commerce
Earl Woods age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away on May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church at 1pm. Mr. Woods will be l ...

Lumpkin

Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, Dahlonega
Aaron Herschel Thomas, 87, of Dahlonega passed away on May 20, 2015 at Gold City Nursing following and extended illness.          &n ...
'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.