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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Mitchell Lee Easter of Cumming, GA, passed into his next adventure on May 7, 2015. Mitchell was born and reared on a dairy farm in Amelia County, Virginia, son of Howard & F ...
Arthur Max Singleton of Cumming, GA beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, completed his earthly journey on May 7, 2015.  He is preceded in deat ...

Habersham

  Celebration of Life services for Dorothy “Dottie” Willis Simmons; age 78, of Cornelia, will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM, from the Cornelia Uni ...

Hall

Gail Moseley Upchurch, Gainesville
Gail Moseley Upchurch of Gainesville, GA and Sebring, FL passed away on May 7th in Gainesville. The daughter of the late W. H. Moseley and Irene Chafin Moseley of Henry County, she ...
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, 84, Gainesville
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Memorial services ...
James Wesley Bruce, 50, Gainesville
                James Wesley Bruce, 50, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his res ...
Robert Eugene Harris, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Robert E. Harris, 77, of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack, Rev. David M ...
Pauline Garrett O’Kelley Williams, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gregory L. Brown, 53, Jefferson
Gregory L. Brown, age 53 of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, May 7, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Newton Charles “Butch” Oki, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, May 07, 2015, following an extended illness. A native of&nb ...

Other

Lewis Chester Tench, 76, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lewis Chester Tench, age 76, of Athens who passed away on Thursday May 7th, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Tonya (Stacey ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Gertrude Moore Rumsey, age 104 of 45 Rumsey Row, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Alonzo Lee ...
Robert Lee Terrell, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Lee. Terrell, age 91 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Clary Center. A son of the late Henry F. and Lillie Howard Terrell, he was born February 26, 1 ...

White

Elva Sims Jackson, 95, Cleveland
Elva Sims Jackson, age 95 of Cleveland, passed  peacefully into the Lord’s hands Thursday, May 7, 2015 at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Jackson was born May 1, ...
'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.