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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 16th, 2015

Dawson

James Braxton Smith, III, 75, Dawsonville
James Braxton Smith, III, (Brock), 75, of Dawsonville, GA, was born on December 18, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 2015. Brock was born in Bradenton, FL and graduated from Manate ...

Forsyth

Randall Stewart “Randy” Filby died on June 16, 2015.  Born in Des Moines, IA he was the son of the late Chester and Vesta Filby. He is survived by his wife, Gin ...
Doris Watkins, 83, Cumming
Doris Watkins, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Valarie Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughter, Alisa and Rick Green of Cummin ...

Gwinnett

Charles E. Welsh, 81, Buford
  Mr. Charles E. Welsh, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Ju ...
Ryan Michael Richards, 33, Sugar Hill
Ryan Michael Richards, age 33, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, Stephen and Twila Fowler Richards, Sugar Hill, GA; sist ...

Habersham

Lonnie Mike Brown, 39, Clarkesville
Lonnie Mike Brown, age 39 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born on September 18, 1975 in Cumming, GA to James “Red” Melvin Br ...
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, 76, Cornelia
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Kimbrel was born on October 16, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to the late William Marvin ...
Denise Hicks Taylor, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Denise Hicks Taylor, age 52, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will fo ...

Hall

Rex Keel Grant, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Rex Keel Grant, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &n ...
Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, Gainesville
               Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast G ...
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73, Gainesville
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 16, 2015.   She is survived by her sister Mary F. (Bill) Burnette of Cumming as well as nieces, nephews other ...

Jackson

John Edward Rich, 46, Hoschton
  Mr. John Edward Rich, age 46, of Hoschton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   A Private Mem ...
Blondine H. Boggs, 88, Braselton
Blondine H. Boggs, age 88, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Ms. Boggs love to read.  She was survived by her son Charles Wheeler Boggs and wife Patty; 2 ...
Elizabeth Doris Britten, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doris Britten, age 88, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Britten was born in Jersey City, N ...

Other

Robert George Black, 77, Woodstock
                Robert George Black, 77, of Woodstock passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Embracing ...

Rabun

George Wendell Underwood, 79, Clayton, formerly Highlands, NC
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015.   Wendell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on J ...

Stephens

John Dan Black, 82, Toccoa
Mr. John Dan Black, age 82 of 79 Canebrake, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Grady F. Black and Mary Louise K ...
'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.