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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 16th, 2016

Forsyth

Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her residence.  A private family service will held at a later date.  ...
James J. Konrad, 75, Cumming
James J. Konrad, age 75, a 23 year resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with h ...
Ivan Hoyt Martin, 84, Cumming
Ivan Hoyt Martin, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born in Forsyth County on January 22, 1932, to the late Oscar and Mary Emma Martin. Ivan was a po ...

Hall

Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist C ...
Mrs. Ida Claudine Martin, age 82, of Hall County passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, ...
James Douglas Wilson, 66, Gainesville
            Mr. James Douglas Wilson, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an ex ...

Jackson

Jason Bentley Casey, 45, Commerce
Jason Bentley Casey, age 45 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Mr. Casey was the son of Susan McWaters Behrle and the late Billy Ray Casey. He w ...

Lumpkin

Danny Preston Kirk, Sr, 65, Dahlonega
Danny Preston Kirk, Sr., age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Danny’s lovable big teddy bear personality touched so many people’s liv ...

Other

Shannon Rockford Hood, 57, Lexington, SC
Funeral services for Shannon Rockford Hood, age 57 of Lexington, SC will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Michael W ...
'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.