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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, Cumming
Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 29, 2016.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he was the son of the late Otfrid and Irmgard H ...

Habersham

Ernest Raymond Mabe, 98, Mt. Airy
Ernest Raymond Mabe, age 98, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Mabe was born on December 13, 1917 in Danbury, North Carolina ...

Hall

James Lamar Burgamy, 73, Flowery Branch
James Lamar Burgamy, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016.  James loved to play football.  He was the first to make Allstate in Hall County.&n ...

Jackson

Sherman H. Salyers, 82, Pendergrass
Sherman H. Salyers, 82, of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November ...

Lumpkin

Dorsey Gibson, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Dorsey Gibson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dorsey was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burling ...
'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.