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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 29th, 2015

Forsyth

Morley Stuart Kohn, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was an Operations Supervisor with Roadway Transportation. Morley served his country proudly as a Captain in the Uni ...

Habersham

Christopher Watts, age 39, of Habersham County passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Se ...

Hall

Hassie Faye Bishop, 80, Gainesville
Hassie Faye Bishop, age 79, of Gainesville, dedicated Wife of 60 years, Loving Mother and Grandmother passed into God's hands following a brief illness on Wednesday, July 29, 2 ...
Harland David Locklear, 78, Gainesville
Memorial services for Harland David Locklear age 78 of Gainesville, will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday August l, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jody Garrison w ...
Richard Hugh Williams, Jr, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Hugh Williams, Jr., age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his residence with family.   Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Satur ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Connie Marie Martin Barrett, age 60, of Athens, GA, of the South Jackson community, who passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2015. Mrs. ...
John Franklin Mathis, 71, Danielsville
Mr. John Frankiln “Punk” Mathis age 71 of Danielsville passed away Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Mathis was born August30, 1943 in ...
Mary Frances Runstadler, 98, Detroit, Michigan
Mrs. Mary Frances Runstadler, age 98, of Detroit, Michigan, spouse of Mr. George H. Runstadler, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Oaks of Hampton Nursing Home followi ...

White

Ralph Carey Ivester, 57, Cleveland
 Mr. Ralph Carey Ivester, age 57, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born on July 31st, 1957 to the late John Dennis “J.D.” & ...
'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.