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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 10th, 2016

Barrow

Mrs. Elizabeth (Beth) Blanton Petree, age 89, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Talbotton, Georgia she was the daughter of the late William Be ...

Forsyth

Peggy Purser Montford, 85, Cumming
Peggy Purser Montford, 85, of Cumming, GA died peacefully at Embracing Hospice House on January 10, 2016.  She was born in Lumber City GA, the daughter of the late Henry Ray a ...

Habersham

Emory Odell Irvin, 88, Demorest
Emory Odell Irvin, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 28, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel Palmer and Mary Minni ...

Hall

Shelby Jean Coker, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Shelby Jean Coker, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      ...
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, Gainesville
Bennie Horace Fouts, 79, passed away at home with his family on Sunday, January 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Ben was born in Gainesville on August 27, 1936. He gr ...

Jackson

James Patrick, 69, Commerce
James Patrick age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday January 10, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ivie Funeral Home ...
Ollie E. Shelton, 63, Talmo
Ollie Edward Shelton, age 63 of Talmo passed away Sunday January 10, 2016. Memorial Service Thursday 5:00 p.m. Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Stre ...

Other

Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, Blue Ridge
Rev. Raymond Dewitt Gober, 77, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on January 10, 2016. He had pastored Welcome All Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA, Grace Baptist Church in Roswell, GA, ...
'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.