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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 31st, 2016

Dawson

Leon Sheriff, 73, Dawsonville
Leon Sheriff, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born November 7, 1942 to the lat ...

Forsyth

George H. Runstadler Jr. (Sonny), age 99, ascended into heaven from his Cumming, Georgia residence. He was born to George H. Runstadler Sr. and Norma M.&nb ...

Habersham

Michael Edward Bishop, 59, Mt. Airy
Michael Edward Bishop, age 59, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. Mr. Bishop was born on October 21, 1957, in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Lewis E. and ...

Hall

Jeffrey S. Lyle, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey S. Lyle, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on October 31, 2016.  A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday November 3, 2016 at 7:00pm at Memorial ...
Robert P. Mallis, 77, Gainesville
Robert P. Mallis, 77 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Monday October 31, 2016.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & ...
Robert Percope Mallis, 77, Gainesville
Judge Robert Percope Mallis of Gainesville, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away suddenly on October 31, 2016, after a four-year battle with cancer.& ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Hazelgreen, age 66, of Hoschton passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. No services have been arranged.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoscht ...

White

Elaine Faith Williams, 44, Cleveland
Elaine Faith Williams, age 44, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 31, 2016. Mrs. Williams was born December 22, 1971 in Gainesville Georgia. She was preceded in death by he ...
'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.