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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 25th, 2016

Hall

Linda Gail Collins, 56, Gainesville
Linda Gail Collins, 56, of Gainesville, passed away on April 25, 2016. Born on July 26, 1959, in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Collins had lived in Gainesville for the last 40 years. S ...
Harold Edwin Thomason, 86, Clermont
Harold Edwin Thomason, 86, of Clermont Georgia passed away on April 9, 2016 at home surrounded by family.  A graveside service and interment of ashes will be held at the Thoma ...

Jackson

June Marie Lawrence Hall, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. June Marie Lawrence Hall, age 88, of Jefferson, Georgia.  June Hall was called away by our great physician on April 25, 2016.&nb ...
Howard Pratt Nix, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Pratt Nix, age 85, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016. Mr. Nix was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a s ...
Kenneth Duane Taylor, 46, Pendergrass
Kenneth Duane Taylor, age 46, of Pendergrass, passed away on April 25th, 2016.    He is preceded in death by his mother, Lydia Taylor.   Kenneth is surviv ...

Lumpkin

Melody Ann Kyall, 56, Dahlonega
Melody Ann Kyall, age 56, of Dahlonega, GA (formerly Jacksonville, FL) passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2016.   Melody was preceded in death by her father, Kirby F. ...

Other

Annie Bramlett Smith, 91, Lavonia
Mrs. Annie Bramlett Smith, age 91 of 2278 Providence Church Road, Lavonia passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at her home.   A daughter of the late Frank and Estelle Ride ...

Rabun

Sandra Lou Talley Watson, 72, Rabun Gap
  Sandra Lou Talley Watson, 72, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her family at her side.   Sandra was born in Hayesvill ...
'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.