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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2015

Habersham

Jody Burton, 77, Demorest
Jody Burton, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born on November 1, 1937, in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Hester York Burto ...
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, 97, Clarkesville
Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, age 97, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 following an extended illness at a private care facility. Mrs. Tartaglia was ...

Hall

Harold E. Knauts, 82, Lula
            Mr. Harold E. Knauts age 82 of Lula, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 05, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Cen ...
James C. Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. "Buddy" Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, Gainesville, GA is in ...
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, Gainesville
James C. “Buddy” Black, 80, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 5, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on April 3, 1935. He was the son ...
Jimmy L. Meeks, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy L. Meeks, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Center of Georgia following an extended illness.     &n ...
Neal Roper, 85, Gainesville
Neal Roper age 85 passed away August 5, 2015 after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Eva Roper and son and daughter in law, Buster and Paula Roper; grandson, Josh ...

Jackson

Louise Landers, 85, Braselton
      Mrs. Louise Landers, age 85, of Braselton, Georgia passed away August 5, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Marion and Estel ...
'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.