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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 31st, 2016

Dawson

James Harold Magnusson, 84, Dawsonville
James Harold Magnusson, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away March 31, 2016. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Lila Magnusson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Larry Franklin “Frank” Rush, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...
Paul Randolph Verdin, 62, Buford
Mr. Paul Randolph Verdin, age 62, of Buford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...

Habersham

Dennis L. Minix, 74, Demorest
Dennis L. Minix, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on June 30, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Pauline Ball Min ...

Hall

Anastacia Champion, 32, Gainesville
Ms. Anastacia Champion transitioned this life on March 31, 2016.  She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Cosmetology where she found the love of styling  hair. ...
Gholston Peoples, 85, Gainesville
Gholston Peoples age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Annie Lee Sutton Cathey, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Lee Sutton Cathey,age 94 of Gainesville. Mrs. Cathey passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ga ...
Alton Ellison, 62, Gainesville
Alton Ellison age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., 59, Gainesville
 Mr. Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Graveside services are schedu ...
 Linda Darlene Wehunt Pinkerton, age 56 of Lula, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.             Memorial se ...
Matthew G. Williams, 53, Gainesville
Matthew G. Williams, 53, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness.   Matthew grew up in Atlanta and was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth ...
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Nicely- Williams was born to the late L.C. and Lucille Nicely on May 5, 1956. Mrs. Williams was born in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. S ...

Lumpkin

Litton DeJarnette, 75, Dahlonega
Litton DeJarnette lost his courageous battle with Leukemia, Thursday, March 7, 2016. Litton was 75, born September 24, 1940 to the late Mary & Jim deJarnette. Litton and his wi ...

Stephens

Grady Leon Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Grady Leon Scott, age 63 of 1365 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Clarence and Macie Scott, he ...
Morene Adams Sheriff, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Morene Adams Sheriff, age 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home in Eastanollee, Georgia. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Maude Crawford Adams, ...

White

Augustus R. King, III, 74, Sautee
Augustus R. King, III, age 74 of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. King was born on December 22, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the lat ...
'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.