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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 8th, 2015

Forsyth

James Thomas Hall, 89, Cumming
  James Thomas Hall, 89, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hobson and Eula Hall, and daughter, Susan Hall.  James ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Venable Morris, 81, Sugar Hill
Ruby Venable Morris, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Morris, Sr., and daughter, Ruby Ellen M ...
Donal H. Norton, 74, Dacula
Donal H. Norton, age 74, of Dacula, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen H. Norton.  He is survived by his children, Kei ...

Habersham

Wiley “Dub” Stephens, age 74, of Alto, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. Born on April 14, 1941, in Hall County, he was a son of the late Guy and Daisy Barrett Steph ...
Leola “Billie” Walls Lynch, age 96, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.  Mrs. Lynch was born on February 4, 1919 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Landon Daugherty, 38, Gainesville
Landon Daugherty, 38, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Friday May 8, 2015 in Gastonia, NC. Born June 18, 1976 in Eustis, Florida, he moved to Georgia in 1993 and had been ...

Jackson

James Gareth Warner, 80, Hoschton
James Gareth Warner, age 80, of Hoschton passed away May 10, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...
Christine Lee Zumbro, 63, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the passing of Christine Lee Zumbro, age 63, of Commerce. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Lucille Baker Leachman. Survivors include ...

Other

David Lee McDowell, 58, Velva, North Dakota formerly of Dawsonville
  David Lee McDowell, 58, of Velva, North Dakota and formerly of Dawsonville, Georgia, died on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in a Minot hospital from a stroke. David was b ...

Rabun

As of May 27, 2015 Heaven became a lot more interesting with the passing of Carolyn Virginia Darby Medlin, 73, of Clayton, Georgia at her residence surrounded by her family after a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jane Fuller Jaynes, age 67 of 488 N. Red Rock Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Causby ...
Mrs. Mary Helen Ayers McGee, age 98 of 1422 Fernside Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Dr. Clarence Lan ...
Mr. Larry Daryle Worley, Sr., age 83 of 354 Scenic Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his residence.  A son of the late Willie Gill and Alma Page W ...

White

Jeffrey John Mitschele, 66, Sautee Nacoochee
Jeffrey John Mitschele, 66, of Sautee Nachoche, GA passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.  A Family service will be held at a later date.  Arrang ...
'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.