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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2016

Habersham

Mama Jean Hulsey, 80, Mt. Airy
Mama Jean Hulsey, age 80, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, following a sudden illness.   Mama Jean was born on July 10, 1935, i ...

Hall

Robert Joseph Peirce Sr., 85, Gainesville
Robert "Bob" Joseph Peirce,Sr.,85,of Gainesville,Ga. passed away Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Was born March 20, 1931, Tucson,Arizon ...

Jackson

Lloyd McEver, 97, Talmo
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lloyd McEver, age 97, of Talmo, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Funeral arrangements are pending at this time ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Owen Chambers, 88, Dahlonega
Thomas Owen Chambers, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Thomas was born in Gainesville, GA ...

Other

Jessie Mae Finch, 94, Dothan, AL, formerly of north Georgia
Jessie Mae Finch, 94, a resident of Dothan, went to be with her Savior Wednesday May 25, 2016.   Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Friday May 27, 2016 in Central ...
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, White
Judy Boyd Smith, 58, of White, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Floyd County on August 2, 1957, she was the daughter of Joyce McMichen Boyd ...

Rabun

Edgar Roy Watts, 72, Lakemont
Edgar Roy Watts, 72, of Lakemont, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born November 27, 1943 in Rabun County and was the so ...
'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.