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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 30th, 2016

Forsyth

  Alan Joseph Meade Jr affectionately known as "Big Al" passed peacefully on Saturday April 30th 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 16 1937 in B ...

Gwinnett

Rayford Leonard Vickers, age 89 of Dacula, (formerly of Flowery Branch), passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 following a short illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Habersham

Gladys Marian Woodward, 94, Cornelia
Gladys Marian Woodward, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. No formal services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funera ...

Hall

Mrs. Eva Dell Allison Hughes, 85 of Oakwood passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Will ...
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, 42, Gillsville
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, age 42 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 on his farm following a sudden illness.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Joyce Willis, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Willis, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, May 2, 201 ...

Jackson

William Oliver Lightfoot, 88, Commerce
William Oliver Lightfoot age 88 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lightfoot was born on January 4, 1928 to the late Warren &am ...
Vaughn Grady Stiles, 75, Commerce
VaughnL Grady Stiles 75 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30,2016 following a brief illness. He was born June 9, 1940 in Sylvia, N.C. to the late late Grady Monroe and Mary ...

Other

Juddie Smith Watkins, 94, Lavonia
  Mrs. Juddie Smith Watkins, age 94, of North Fork, Lavonia, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa.    Daughter o ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Berland “Bob” Revels, age 89 of Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his residence.   Son of the late J.C. and ...
'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.