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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 12th, 2016

Forsyth

Katilyn Taylor Wright, 18, Cumming
Katilyn Taylor Wright was accepted into the gates of heaven January 12, 2016.  Katilyn had been very ill and battling health conditions for well over three years.  Katily ...

Habersham

Dr. Charles Austin McGahee, 87, Clarkesville
  Dr. Charles Austin McGahee, age 87 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Born in Dunwoody, Georgia on February 26, 1928, he was a son of the late Cup ...
Nancy Blanche Williams Stephens, age 75 of Alto and formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Habersham Medical Center.   Born in Gainesville on ...

Hall

Maurice Harold Johnston, 96, Gainesville
Maurice Harold Johnston was born on April 17, 1919 in Mineral Point MO to Charles and Clara Johnston. He passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, January 12, 2016.   ...

Other

Henry Grover Carlyle Jr., 86, Bowersville
Mr. Henry Grover Carlyle Jr., age 86, of Bowersville, Ga passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Fun ...

Stephens

DAVID BENJAMIN BAGLIEN, BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE LATE BERNICE BAGLIEN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016. HE WAS BORN APRIL 21, 1926 IN RUGBY NORTH DAKOTA AND HAS CALLED TOCCOA HO ...

White

Funeral services for Dorothy Lee Collett Bates, age 82, of Sautee will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Dr. Don Drawdy, Rev. Randall C ...
Ronald “Boo” Cantrell, 68, Cleveland
Ronald “Boo” Cantrell, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Cantrell was born on January 22, 1947, ...
Cheryl Lynn Goerke, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Goerke, age 59 of Cleveland. Cheryl passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Memorial services are planned ...
'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.