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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Hayward Hill, 66, Cumming
Mary Hayward Hill, 68, of Cumming, GA died on August 21, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Owensboro, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine Roberts. ...
Marguerite Rudisill passed away peacefully in her home Friday evening August 21, 2015.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul Stuart Rudisill, Jr. and her son Paul Stuart Ru ...

Habersham

Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85, Clarkesville
Berma Jean Wooten Bennett, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 15, 1929, she was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Millicent Harris, 64, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Millicent Harris age 64 of Oakwood. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin and Rev. M ...
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, Gainesville
Joe Brown Waldrep, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           &nb ...

Jackson

Russel Franklin Owen, 80, Hoschton
Russel Franklin Owen, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Friday, August 21, 2015.  The family will not hold any services.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30 ...

Other

David W. Pittman, 70, Monroe
David W. Pittman, age 70, of Monroe passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Mr. Pittman had retired after 34 years with Delta Airlines then went back as a Charter Coordinator for 13 y ...
'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.