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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 16th, 2016

Banks

Danny Jackson Wilder, 57, Commerce
Danny Jackson Wilder age 57 of Commerce passed away January 16, 2016.   Mr. Wilder was born January 15, 1959 in Commerce to the late Herman Ludwin and Bertha Luthi Wilder. H ...

Dawson

Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, Dawsonville
Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, of Dawsonville, GA died on January 16, 2016.  Born in North Tonawanda, NY she was the daughter of the late Donald Shepherd and Sandra Travis of Lock ...

Hall

Cheryl Davis Boyd, 57, Gainesville
Cheryl Davis Boyd, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.    Funeral services are scheduled for ...
David P. Day, 60, Gainesville
David P. Day, 60, of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. David was born in Atlanta, on August 20, 1955 to Marlin and Doris D. Day.  He was a graduate of Lakeside ...

Jackson

Rev. Donald Gene Trammell, 61 of Commerce passed away on January 16, 2016.    Rev. Trammell was born on December 30, 1954 in Liberty, Kentucky to Doris Evelyn Cooper an ...

Lumpkin

Maxine Long Ralston, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Maxine Ralston, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.   A lifelong resident of ...

Stephens

BillyRay Tittle, 56, Martin
BillyRay Tittle, age 56 of Martin, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.     Mr. Tittle was the son of Jackie E. Tanksley Tittle and the late George Tittle. ...
Charles Leon Walters, 53, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Leon Walters (also known by many as Henry and/or Charlie), age 53, of Mulkey Road, Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the residence.    A ...

White

Jerry Fordham, 77, Sautee
Jerry Fordham age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park Nursing Home in Gainesville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
Jerry Daniel Fordham, Sr. age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Cleveland First Bap ...
Brenda Griffin Savage age 71 of Lula passed away Saturday January 16, 2016.  Mrs. Savage was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ora H. and Mary Lou Butler Griffin ...
'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.