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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 7th, 2015

Barrow

Randolph Swafford, 85, Winder
   Mr. Randolph Swafford, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 7, 2015.  A Barrow County Native, he was the Son of the late Charlie and Tomie Harbin Swafford. ...

Dawson

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, Dawsonville
Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 7, 2015 at her home. Born March 24, 1930 to the late Warren and Ellen Gordon, Miriam was active in commun ...

Habersham

John H. Myers, Sr., 93, Alto
John H. Myers, SR., age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Mr. Myers was born on June 29, 1922 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Burt and Leasie Hogs ...
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, Demorest
.       Thelma Ree Corn Shook, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County on D ...

Hall

Jalasker Lyles, Jr., 42, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mr. Jalasker Lyles, Jr. (42) of Gainesville, GA will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:00pm, New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Harrison Drive ...

Jackson

Ralph Freeman, Jr, 99, Hoschton
Ralph Freeman, Jr. age 99, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Mr. Freeman was born March 7, 1916 in Hoschton, Jackson County, GA.  He was the son of Ralph Fr ...
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, 30, Commerce
Jimmy Myron Kitchens, age 30, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Ricardo De La Paz, 31, Dahlonega
  Ricardo De La Paz, age 31, of Dahlonega, GA died July 7, 2015. Ricardo was born in Los Angeles, CA March 23, 1984. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 26 years ...
Phillip Anthony (Tony) Lingerfelt, 47, Boiling Springs, SC
Phillip Anthony “Tony” Lingerfelt, age 47, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA.   Tony lived ...

Other

John William Pike Sr., 77, Union Point
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike Sr, age 77 of Union Point, Georgia formerly of Sautee. Mr. Pike passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. ...

Stephens

Kenneth Leo Stroud, 68, Toccoa
  Mr. Kenneth Leo Stroud, age 68 of 171 Hammond Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Leo and Gwinell Watkins Stro ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. John William Pike, Sr. age 77 of Sautee. Mr. Pike entered into rest Tuesday, July 7,2015. He was preceded in death ...
'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.