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

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kimberley Crosby Barker, age 44, of Homer, GA, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Barker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...

Barrow

William Scott Allen, 46, Winder
William Scott Allen, age 46, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  Mr. Allen loved the Lord. His hobbies included music, NASCAR, fishing and spending time with his f ...
Martha Robinson Barnett, age 76, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.  The family will not be holding memorial services for Mrs. Barnett.  Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Emerson (Red) Penland, 72, Winder
Emerson "Red" Penland, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Mr. Penland retired from DeKalb Steel. He was survived by his wife of 40 years ...
Mattie Smith, 60, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mattie Smith, age 60, of Winder Georgia, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Sharon Bush, 70, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Sharron Bush, age 70, of Braselton, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mrs. Bush was born in Dade City, Florida, a daug ...

Habersham

Bobby Lee Brown, 35, Clarkesville
Bobby Lee Brown, age 35, of Clarkesville, GA passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.   Bobby was born March 27, 1980 in Dahlonega, GA. He was the owner/operator of S & ...
Cruz Villa Rangel, 51, Clarkesville
Funeral mass for Cruz Villa Rangel, age 51, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...
Douglas Erwin Skelton, 60, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Douglas Erwin Skelton, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Dr. Don Samples and Mr ...

Hall

James Rollins Brazeal, 78, Braselton
Mr. James Rollins Brazeal, age 78, of Braselton, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Bell Minor, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Su ...
Patsy Jane Fisher Cannon, 83, Gainesville
Patsy Fisher Cannon (Nanny) passed away July 23, 2015 at The Oaks on Limestone where she resided since sustaining a fall in April. She was cared for kindly and gently by the staff ...
Rachel Jean Miller, 74, Gainesville
   Mrs. Rachel Jean Miller, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  &nbs ...
B. D. Savage, 89, Gainesville
Mr. B. D. Savage, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.         & ...

Lumpkin

Roy Verlen Helton, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Roy Verlen Helton age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital.  Mr. Helton was born in Dahlonega the son of the late William ...

White

Robert (Bob) Matthews Alden, Sr., age 90, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2015.   A graduate of Cornelia High School and the University of Georgia, Bob was employed by t ...
'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.