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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 11th, 2015

Forsyth

George E Payne, 81, Cumming
George E. Payne, 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away September 11, 2015 at home following an extended illness.   He was born April 15, 1934, in WV, a son of the late John D. ...

Habersham

  William Lewis Chosewood, age 95, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Mr. Chosewood was born on September 12, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to ...
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., 90, Cornelia
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1925, he was a so ...
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, 93, Baldwin
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2015 following an extended illness.    Mrs. Wilbanks was born on ...

Hall

Dean Bryant, 82, Murrayville
Dean Bryant, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Anthony "Tony" Caddell, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Caddell, 58, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday September 11, 2015.   Born in Monks Corner, SC on November 12, 1956, he was the ...
Guy Franklin Hornbeck, 78, Murrayville
    Mr. Guy Franklin Hornbeck, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11, 2015.      & ...
Virginia Mae Jones, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Mae Jones, age 87 of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully September 11, 2015. Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (AKA Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lan ...
Donald Lee McClure, 79, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Lee McClure, Sr. age 79 of Lula. Rev. Anthony Cook, Rev. Matthe ...
Donald Nix Greene, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday September 14, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Nix Greene age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford, Dr. Craig ...
Elwood Slade, 84, Gainesville
Elwood Slade, 84, of Gainesville, GA died September 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Masoni ...

Jackson

Lettie Chambers, 72, Nicholson
Lettie Chambers, age 72, of Nicholson passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.   Ms. Chambers was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruby Alma Gunter Holloman and is pre ...
Candace Michelle Welch, 22, Commerce
Candace Michelle Welch, age 22, of Commerce, GA passed away Friday September 11, 2015.   Ms. Welch was the daughter of John Marvin Welch and Kristee Brown Welch. She was ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Hazel Leslie Gilreath Butler Christopher, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 11, 2015.   Hazel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Barbara Louise Bennett, 77, Alpharetta
Mrs. Barbara Louise Bennett, age 77, of Alpharetta died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family, Friday, September 11, 2015. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Chur ...
'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.