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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Doris Williams Graham Terry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15 with her daughters at her side.  Doris was born August 8, 1920 in the Flowery Branch community of Hall ...
Jerry Thomason, 74, Cumming
  Mr. Jerry Thomason 74 passed away at Vitas Hospice on March 15, 2016. He is survived by his wife Jay of Cumming, Ga. Visitation will be on March 19th from 2-4pm at the ...

Gwinnett

John O. Dunster, 86, Dacula
John O. Dunster, age 86 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Dacula United Methodist Church. ...
Donald Mitchell, 61, Buford
Donald Mitchell, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Ruth Mitchell; and sister, Deborah Mitchell Plott. ...
Steven Matthew Patterson, born July 19, 1980, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Buford, Georgia.  He was 35 years old. Survivors include his father, Dr. Donal ...

Habersham

Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, 85, Cornelia
Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.   Mrs. Kimbrell was born on July, 30, 1930 in Habersham County ...
Edward Keith Minter, 57, Baldwin
Edward Keith Minter, age 57, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mr. Minter was born on July 6, 1958 in West Virginia. He was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. ...
Winfred “Freddy” Franklin Stinespring, Sr., age 74, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.   ...

Hall

Betty Jo Pierce Black, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jo Pierce Black, better known as BC Day, age 80 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016.    Mrs. Black was born July 5th, 1935 to t ...
Lamar Cleveland, 74, Braselton
            Mr. Lamar Cleveland, age 74 of Braselton, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence following an ex ...
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, 86, Flowery Branch
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, age 86, of Mount Dora, FL passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cope lived in Brookhaven, Peachtree City and Flowery Branch before moving to Flor ...
          Mrs. Maureen Reagon D’Eloia, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medi ...
Dollie Mae Wilkerson Hoagland, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.        & ...

Jackson

Mervin Thomas Wilson, 81, Maysville
Mervin Thomas Wilson, age 81 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016.   Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Joe and Zella Etheridge Wilson. He was a self-empl ...

Other

David Bahret, 68, Milton
David Bahret, 68, of Milton, GA passed away on March 15, 2016 after a courageous long fought battle with cancer.  Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, David graduated from Fra ...

Rabun

Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, Mountain City
Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, of Mountain City passed away March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mary was born in Anderson South Carolina in 1933 and was the daughter o ...
               Thomas Ronnie Strayhorn, age 63 of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, March ...

White

Neal Wayne Sutton, 68, Cleveland
Neal Wayne Sutton, age 68, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016. Mr. Sutton was born in White County the son of the late Loy Sutton and Virginia Gravitt.  He was ...
'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.