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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 12th, 2015

Barrow

Geneva M. Anthony, 96, Bethlehem
      Mrs. Geneva M. Anthony, age 96, of Bethlehem, Georgia died August 13, 2015.  She was born in Barrow County to the late Albertus and Maudie Jane Co ...
Carolyn A. Sheppard, 69, Hoschton
Carolyn A. Sheppard, age 69 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Sheppard has been cremated and a Catholic Mass will be held Monday, Augu ...

Gwinnett

Grace Davis Higgins, 80, Buford
Grace Davis Higgins, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on August 12, 2015.  She was preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Hubert (Flap) Higgins; parents Lawsha and Delvie ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Barbara Jane Chambers Daniel, age 79, of Demorest will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Fairfield Baptist Church with Dr. Keith Allison ...
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, 93, Cornelia
Mathilda Webster Scroggs, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Ms. Scroggs was born on April 13, 1922 in Habersham County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, Chestnut Mountain
Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, age 85 of Chestnut Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1 ...
Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, Gainesville
  Anne Marie Emmerich, 83, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial ...
Alison Leigh Gaines, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Alison Leigh Gaines age 48 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at Embracing Hospice Nursing Facility in Cumming, Ga           &nb ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Brown Griswold, age 88 of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an ...
Roger Eugene Hornsby, 71, Gainesville
Roger Eugene Hornsby, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 following an extended illness. He was a resident of Hall County for the past 25 years and ...
Todd James Lefler, 48, Clermont
            Todd James Lefler, 48, of Clermont passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Edward Grady “Chopper” Chastain, age 94, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Mr. Chastain was bor ...
Steve Johnson, 72, Commerce
            Mr. Steve Johnson, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Johnson wa ...
Emma Lou Richey, 75, Commerce
Emma Lou Richey, age 75, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday August 12th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Bertha Luthi Wilder. Survivors include her husband, Joh ...

Other

Linda D. VanDalen, 59, Danielsville
Linda D. VanDalen, 59 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015.   She was the daughter of the late Donald Adrain and Sibyl Stewart VanDalen, Sr. and is prec ...
'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.