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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Mary Lou Ruggeri, 79, Cumming
Mary Lou Ruggeri, “Gran”, a long-time resident of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully at age 79 on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Cumming, GA. Mary Lou enjoyed puzz ...

Hall

Gladys Burton, 62, Gainesville
Gladys Burton age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.  Visitation will be held Saturday January 30, 2016 at Wimberly & Jackson Chapel at 11am. ...
Agnes Parks Cochran, 94, Gainesville
Agnes Parks Cochran, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016. Agnes was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1921, the oldest of eight children born to Clay B ...
Douglas A. Hamling, 73, Gainesville
  Mr. Douglas A. Hamling, age 73 of Gainesville, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief ill ...
Kimberly Ann Thomas Hubbard, 53, Gainesville
Kimberly Anne Thomas Hubbard, 53, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter of James and M ...
Sheila A. Wadsworth, 82, Oakwood
Sheila A. Wadsworth, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.     Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Ch ...

Jackson

Roy Carroll, Jr., 75, Maysville
Roy Carroll, Jr age 75 of Maysville passed away Saturday Jan. 23, 2016.   Mr. Carroll was born July 10, 1940 in Jefferson to the late Roy Sr & Fannie Furr Carroll. He ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Faye Abernathy, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy Faye Abernathy, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her home following an extended illness. Faye was a native and lifelong resident of Lu ...
Trini René Grizzle Davis passed away in her sleep from this earth into Glory on January 23, 2016. She passed away from ongoing health issues regarding Myotonic Dystrophy. ...

Other

Cinnamon Hilliard Carr, 43, cherished wife, mother, sister, and friend was called to her eternal resting place with Christ on January 21, 2016. She left this life immersed in love ...
John Garnet Owens, Jr, 53, Covington
  John Garnet Owens, Jr. 53, from Covington, GA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, while visiting family in Cumming, GA.   Mr. Owens was born in Easley, SC ...

White

Jack Paige Reid, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Jack Paige Reid, age 81 of Cleveland passed away January 23, 2016.  Mr. Reid was born on November 16, 1934 in West Virginia to the late Lewis and Sylvia Reid.  He sur ...
'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.