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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 24th, 2016

Barrow

Robert Felton Wimberly Sr., age 78 of Winder, GA transitioned on January 24, 2016.  Mr. Wimberly was the former principal of Winder Barrow Middle School and served in educatio ...

Forsyth

Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, 89, Cumming
Betty Ridzon Lisovsky, age 89 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loved to help people in need. Betty was President of the ...
Betty Louise Cagle, 86, Cumming
  Betty Louise Cagle, 86, of Cumming, GA went to be with her Master and Savior on January 24, 2016.  Born in Jasper, GA she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ann ...

Gwinnett

Sara A. Nix Wood, 78, Buford
Sara A. Nix Wood, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, January 24, 2015.  She is preceded in death by her father and mother, H. Paul Nix and Velma P. Nix; brothers, Tony ...

Habersham

Felix Speich, 95, Clarkesville
Felix Speich, age 95, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away after a sudden illness on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Mr. Speich was born November 8, 1920 in Leobschütz, G ...
Michael Adam Sutton, 47, Cornelia
Michael Adam Sutton age 47, of Cornelia passed away Saturday January 23, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born in Atlanta, Ga on September 7, 1968.  He was employed as a Property ...

Hall

Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, 89, Anderson, SC formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Mae Pierce Brownlow, age 89 of Anderson, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Petra Nursing Home, South Carolina followin ...
Timothy Gus Butler, 61, Lula
Timothy Gus Butler, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 ...
               Mr. Francis Benjamin (Benny) Cape, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 2 ...
Lee Ann Davis, 51, Gainesville
     Lee Ann Davis, age 51 of Gainesville, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        &n ...
Lloyd Edward Harrison, 87, Gainesville
Lloyd Edward “PA” Harrison, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016. Born in Habersham County on February 29, 1928, he was a son of the late Samu ...

Lumpkin

Kevin Duane Tauber, 52, Dahlonega
Kevin Duane Tauber, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short, but valiant, battle wi ...
Nathan Taylor Woodall, 19, Dahlonega
  Nathan Taylor Woodall, age 19, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.  Nathan was a wonderful son with a huge heart with compassion for the defenseless.& ...
'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.