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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Doris Bell Anderson Heath, beloved wife, mother & grandmother passed July 6th, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  Doris was born Sept 11, 1928 in White Plai ...
Joe William Pruett, 71, Braselton
Joe William Pruett, age 71 of Braselton, GA died, Monday, July 06, 2015, after a long extended illness of MDS and Leukemia. Joe was born in Albertville, AL on March 5, 1944 to the ...

Habersham

Dorene Barrett, 79, Cornelia
Dorene Barrett, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Barrett was born on February 17, 1936 in Denver, Colora ...
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, 83, Turnerville
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, age 83, of Turnerville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015. Mrs. Crouch was born November 22, 1931 in Americus, Georgia to the ...

Hall

William (Kenneth) Beasley, 85, Gainesville
           William (Kenneth) Beasley, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence.   ...
James Hoyt Smith, 80, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled  for 2:00 pm Friday July, 10, 2015 for, James Hoyt Smith age 80 of Murrayville, Ga. Services will be in Wahoo Baptist Church and interment will ...
J. C. Turk, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. J.C. Turk of Flowery Branch passed away on the afternoon of July 6, 2015 resulting from an extended illness.  J.C. was being comforted by his family at the time of his pas ...

Jackson

Jerry Thomas Archer, 68, Commerce
              Mr. Jerry Thomas Archer, age 68, of Commerce, GA died July 6, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.&nbs ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Geraldine Esther Bruce Adams, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away on July 6, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was a former Valedictorian of Dawson County High ...

Other

Janet Elaine Whittington Johnson, 53, of Colbert, GA passed away July 06, 2015   A native of Wilkes Co., Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Calvin and Betty Taylor Whittin ...

Stephens

Victorene Rider Long, 89, Toccoa
Mrs. Victorene Rider Long, age 89 of 521 Long Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Clarence O ...

White

Andrew Chembars, 73, Cleveland
Andrew Chembars, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
'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.