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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 6th, 2016

Forsyth

George Robert Whelchel, 78, Cumming
George Robert Whelchel, age 78, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2016.  George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany and faithfully attended Pleasant ...

Habersham

Homer Lee Howard, 84, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Homer Lee Howard, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bria ...
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, Mt. Airy
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, of Mt. Airy passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.          Services will be ...
Leon Walters, 74, Mt. Airy
Mr. Leon Walters, age 74, of Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.    A ...

Hall

Otis T. Milsap, 70, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mr. Otis Millsap will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmon Tanner Rd Flowery Branch, GA&n ...

Jackson

Mildred Sue Thomas, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mildred Sue Thomas, age 77, of Commerce died Saturday, February 06, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda M ...

Lumpkin

David Edward Woodward, 47, Dahlonega
David Edward Woodward, age 47, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away February 5, 2016. David is preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Sue Grizzle. He is survived ...

White

Mary Ruth Johnson, 88, Helen
Mary Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Helen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 20, 1927 to Mae and Irvin Smith.  She is preceded in death ...
'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.