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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 21st, 2016

Dawson

Diana Long, 62, Dawsonville
Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospital following a period of declining health. Diana was born February 3, 1954 in Hornchurch, England ...

Habersham

Winston Weldon Ayers, Jr., age 88 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. Born in Homer, Georgia on September 1, 1927, he was a son of the late Winston Weldon, Sr. and ...
Betty Brown Johnson, 88, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Betty Brown Johnson, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10:00 AM from the Ebenezer United Methodist Church cemetery with fu ...

Hall

Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, Gainesville
Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Cremato ...
Amon Odean McDougald,, 80, Gainesville
  Amon Odean McDougald, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Alice B. Taylor, 92, Gainesville
Alice B. Taylor, 92, of Gainesville, GA died on Tuesday, March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospice.  Born in Lawrence, KS she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice Bliesner.& ...

Jackson

Sarah Davidson Nelson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Sarah Davidson Nelson, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Monday, March 21, 2016 at her residence.  She was born in Commerce to the late R.M. and Tallulah Merle Rogers Davidson ...
'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.