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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2015

Dawson

Omar Bradley Orr, 65, Jacksonville, Fl. formerly of Dawsonville
Omar Bradley Orr, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Monday August 24, 2015. Born October 12, 1949 to the late William and Emma Orr, he lived in Dawso ...

Gwinnett

Linda Marie Morgan, 64, Sugar Hill
Linda Marie Morgan, age 64, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. Ms. Morgan was born on September 21, 1950 in Clarkesville, Georgia to William Dorsey ...

Habersham

William Hal Ellison, Jr., 80, Clarkesville
William Hal Ellison, Jr., age 80, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.   Born on June 9, 1935 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willi ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday August 28, 2015 at the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Barbara Jeanine Gilstrap age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. Wayne Norris ...
Elizabeth D. Rail, 67, Clermont
Funeral services for, Elizabeth D. Rail age 67 of Clermont, will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday August 26, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Dewberry Bapt ...

Stephens

Mrs. Evelyn Blanche McClain English, age 72 of Toccoa Georgia passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Curtis ...

White

William Lamar Hood, 68, Cleveland
William Lamar Hood, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on August 24, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hood was born on January 20, 1947, in Cleveland, GA, to the late ...
Betty Jane Ligon, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Ligon, age 87 of Cleveland. Mrs. Ligon passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO on ...
'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.