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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 1st, 2016

Forsyth

Eva Crane, 88, Cumming
Eva Crane, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening and her beautiful flowers. She was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist ...
Rommie Rickett, 94, Cumming
Rommie Rickett, age 94 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Rickett; parents, ...

Habersham

Norris Free, 79, Clarkesville
Norris Free, age 79 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, on June 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Vance Adrian and Minnie Dean Free. Mr. ...
Susie Irene Gilbert, 98, wife of the late Rev. Wyatt M. Gilbert, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Stockbridge, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Carl Ande ...

Hall

Bobby Lee Hayes,, 79, Clermont
Mr. Bobby Lee Hayes, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his home in Clermont, GA following an extended illness. Mr. Hayes was born June 7, 1936 in Jackson County to the late ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Reverend Daniel Chester Hall Sr., age 93, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Reverend Hall was born in C ...
  Ms. DeAnn Pollard O’Kelley, age 45, of Braselton, Georgia, died March 1, 2016.  Ms. O”Kelley was a graduate of Georgia State University and had been empl ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ovalene Kesler Hardman passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.    She was born July 9, 1928 in Banks County, the daughter of the late Jame ...

White

Mary Rebecca Dunahoo, 91, Cleveland
Mary Rebecca Dunahoo, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mrs. Dunahoo was born on February 22, 1925, i ...
'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.