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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 20th, 2016

Habersham

  Eunice Burns Shirley, age 69 of the Hollingsworth Community, Alto, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...

Hall

Fred Hill, 72, Gainesville
Fred Hill age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday January 24, 2016. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-7.    Memorial Services will be held Thursday at 7:00p ...

Jackson

Paul Gholston, 53, Commerce
Paul Gholston age 53 of Commerce, Ga passed away January 23, 2016. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home. 

Stephens

Sara Rider Howard, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Sara Rider Howard, age 91 of 7641 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away January 21, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Clarence O. and Martha ...
Mrs. Rosa Lee Garrett Lewallen, age 92 of 44 Crest Point, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Judge ...

White

Alma Helen Fain Anderson, 82, Cleveland
  Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Alma Helen Fain Anderson, age 82 of Cleveland. Helen was born in White County on May 17, 1933 to the lat ...
Mary L. Nolan Daniel, 73, Cleveland
      Mrs. Mary L. Nolan Daniel, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Pruitt Healthcare following a brief illness.  &n ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Betty Hunt Sheffield Hollingsworth, age 91, of Cleveland. Betty was born the 9th child of Hansel H. and Martha Catherine ...
'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.