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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2016

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Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her  home on November 4, 2016.  A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she ...

Dawson

Benny R. Roberts, 73, Dawsonville
Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born February 28, 1943 in Hall County to the late Otis and ...

Forsyth

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, Cumming
Roy Ludon Rockmore, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.  He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon since 1979. He lo ...

Habersham

Virginia Iola Justus Jiles Sextro Ivester, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away peacefully at Habersham Home East, Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, GA on November 2, 2016. Vi ...

Hall

Lola Ann Marie Ledford, 40, Gainesville
Lola Ann Marie Ledford age 40 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 4, 2016. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Kansie Kathleen Abernathy, 91 of Gainesville. Rev. Jeff Worley and R ...
Thomas Charles Adams, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Charles Adams age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Friday November 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Clayton Lamar (Clay) Crowe, 38, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend R ...
Robert Lanier Ferguson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lanier Ferguson age 69 passed away Friday November 4, 2016 at his residence from an extended illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Ralph Fer ...
Harold Jackson Latimer, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer, age 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 04, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Harold Jackson Latimer III, 42, Gainesville
Harold Jackson Latimer III, also known as “Boo” passed away on November 4, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 29th, 1974 Mr. Latimer was a wonderful and ente ...
Bobby “Bob” Allen Painter, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on November 4, 2016.  Funeral service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Gain ...

Jackson

Mary Lou Barnett, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Lou Barnett, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Barnett was born in Nicholson to the late Leonard and Myrtle Pace Sanders ...

Lumpkin

Nellie Mae Hope, 68, Dahlonega
  Nellie Mae Hope, age 68, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday November 4, 2016. Nellie was born on June 30, 1948 in Dahlonega, GA.  She was ...

Other

Peggy Elizabeth Collins, 73, Danielsville
Mrs. Peggy Elizabeth Collins, age 73, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice, Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Collins was born in Maysville ...
'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.