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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2015

Banks

Ronnie Simonds, 58, Commerce
Ronnie Simonds age 58 of Commerce passed away Sept. 20, 2015.  Mr. Simonds was born on January 27, 1957 in Buford to the late John Jackie Sr, and Bonnie Marie Rider Simonds ...

Dawson

Rachel Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Rachel Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 25, 1929 to the late Ratcliff an ...

Forsyth

Walter Edward Cory, 80, Cumming
Walter Edward Cory (March 24, 1935 to September 20, 2015) died after a long illness. Born in Loranger, LA, Walt graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana Universi ...

Habersham

Jon W. Hester, 75, Broward County, FL. and Habersham
Jon W. Hester, age 75, of Broward County, FL, and Habersham County, GA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mr. Hester was born February 23, 1940 in Towns, GA to the late ...

Hall

Fred Kenneth Hemphill, 89, Gillsville
Mr. Fred Kenneth Hemphill, Sr. age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Celebration of Life Service to be held 1:30 pm Saturday, Septe ...
Edna Cornelia Burnett Nash, 83, of Lula passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...

Jackson

Linda E. Brown Gordon, 69, Commerce
Linda E. Brown Gordon, age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of the late Colton and Willie Sue Scoggins Brown and was a homemaker. ...
William Nalley, 48, Hoschton
William E. “Bill” Nalley, age 48 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ha ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Imogene Anderson, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Imogene Anderson, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville following a period of declining health. ...

White

Alvastine Moore, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Alvastine Moore, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Mrs. Moore was born in Consauga, Tennessee to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson. Sh ...
Delbert Tony Oliver, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Delbert Tony Oliver, age 76 of Cleveland. Delbert passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral services are schedu ...
'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.