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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 22nd, 2015


Mary Helen Deaton Williams, age 85, passed away at home in Suwanee on Saturday, August 22, 2015. She was born on February 9, 1930 to Nathan B. Deaton and Grace Jones Deaton of R ...


Pat Snyder Baxter, 72, Demorest
  Pat Snyder Baxter, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Mrs. Baxter was born on August 17, 1943 in Cornelia, Georgia to Ernest and ...
Olivia Pardue, 70, Cornelia
Olivia Pardue age 70, of Cornelia passed away Saturday August 22, 2015.  Olivia was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ervin and Ethel Jackson Pardue.  She w ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hil ...
Ellene Trotter Shook, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ellene Trotter Shook age 89, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerry Vandiver and ...


Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, Gainesville
       Jeffery Dwayne Bryant, 53, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Following a sudden illne ...
James Donald Carder, 72, Flowery Branch
James Donald Carder, 72, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 following an extended illness.           &n ...
Michael J. “Mike” Henzler, age 53, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Anna Mae Henzler.&nb ...
Harry Robert Peeling, 75, Gainesville
CWO2 Harry Robert Peeling, USN, Retired, 75, of Gainesville GA, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his residence.  A Graveside Service will full Military Honors will be ...
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, 64, Murrayville
Rodney E. (Gene) Self, age 64 of Murrayville, Ga. died on August 22, 2015 at his home from a brief illness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday A ...
Joyce Elaine Shields, Gainesville
Home going Services for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Shields will be held on Saturday, August 29,2015 @1:00pm at Bethel Church of The Nazarene,1900 Garden Drive Gainesville, GA. Rev. Sean Gra ...
James Randall Wade, 61, Gainesville
Mr. James Randall "Randy" Wade, 61, of Gainesville died Saturday August 22, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Litt ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Douglas “Doug” Loudner, age 54, of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 21, 2015.  Mr. Loudner ...


Erma Janette Crow, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Erma Janette Crow, 90, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home.   Mrs. Crow was a native of Buffton, Indiana who had lived in Lumpki ...


Mrs. Geraldine Verner Westbrook, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Griff and Jessie Taylor Ve ...


Flora Mildred Thomas, 78, Cleveland
Flora Mildred Thomas, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015.  Mrs. Thomas was born April 26, 1937 in Blairsville to the late William Edgar Berry and Ol ...
'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.