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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 15th, 2016

Banks

Ms. Ashley Nicole Bennett, age 28, of Homer, GA died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  Ms. Bennett was born in Demorest to Vernon Murray of Cornelia and ...
Adeley Gray Grier, inf, Homer
  Adeley Gray Grier, infant daughter of Justin Grier of Homer and the late, Ashley Nicole Bennett, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center.  In ...

Barrow

Edward (Kokomo) Mason Owens, Jr., age 74 of Winder passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Edward was born in St. Petersburgh, Florida.  He was a long term employee of L ...

Forsyth

Thomas Richard Temples, 65, Cumming
Thomas Richard Temples, age 65,  of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Mr. Temples was a member of River of Life Church of God.  He is preceded in deat ...
Charles A. Walls, 75, Cumming
Charles A. Walls, 75, of Cumming passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 19, 1941 to the late Claude and Effie Walls, he was a lifelo ...

Habersham

Rachel Jean Davis Byram, 84, Pensacola, FL. formerly of Cornelia
Rachel Jean Davis Byram, age 84, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mrs. Byram was born on June 2 ...

Hall

Timothy Cantrell, Gainesville
Mr. Timothy Cantrell of Gainesville,Ga passed October 15,2016. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home, Roger Young , Funeral Director, 1553 Old Athens Road ...

Stephens

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Baker Chandler Phillips, age 97, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Toccoa, Georgia. Born in Warren County, Georgia, on June 10, 1919 ...
'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.