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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 22nd, 2016

Dawson

Betty Jo Greeson Barker, 81, Dawsonville
Betty Jo Greeson Barker, age 81, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA (formerly of Gainesville, GA) passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016 surrounded by her family and loved o ...

Forsyth

Robert Philip Hasse, 52, Cumming
Robert Philip Hasse age 52 of Cumming, formerly of Haddon Heights, NJ passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016. Rob gave so much of his time, creativity and energy to everything h ...
Betty Lunsford Jones, 77, Cumming
For several years, Betty bravely fought the debilitating effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  On March 22, 2016, Betty Jones, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia, ...
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, Cumming
Johanne L. Pratt, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away at her home on March 11, 2016.  Born in Saugas, MA on November 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Clayton Longf ...
Harry Brynley Preston, 68, Cumming
Harry Brynley Preston, age 68, of Cumming, GA., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA. Born August 16, 1947, in B ...

Hall

Salvador Ramirez Florez, 61, Gainesville
  Salvador Ramirez Florez, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, March 25, 2016 at Hi ...
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, 78, Gainesville
Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.   She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas D. Fowler, Jr ...
Florence Marie Purcell, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Florence Marie Purcell, 81, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.    Florence was born on November 28, 1934 ...
Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Allen "Ron" Walker, 59 of Gainesville died Friday March 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Walker had lived in G ...

Jackson

Horace Milledge Dooley, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Horace Milledge Dooley, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Mr. Dooley was born in Oconee County Georgia ...
Annie Louise Dyer, 97, Commerce
Annie Louise Dyer, age 97, of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of the late Marion and Azie Collins Dyer, and was the widow of Ray Dyer ...
Myrtie Lynn Wright, 51, Commerce
Myrtie Lynn Wright, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Mrs. Wright was the daughter of Willie and Lutrelle Kitchens Booth and was the widow of ...

Lumpkin

Laurence M. (Sunny) Bragg, 87, Dahlonega
Laurence M. “Sunny” Bragg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 87.  A long time resident of Norfolk, Virginia, he was raised in the home ...
'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.