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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Ravenel (Holloway) Haile, 95, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 29..  Born in Summer Shade, KY she was the daughter of the la ...
Harold Edward Gill, 85, Cumming
Harold Edward Gill, 85, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.    He was born in New Jersey and was a life-long Episcopalian.  Har ...

Habersham

Marvin Lee Cantrell, 79, Mt. Airy
  Marvin Lee Cantrell, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on July 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Harley Cantrell an ...

Jackson

Donald “Donnie” Bruce Miles, age 71, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Donnie was born in Maryland and moved to Georgia in 1994.  Survivors inc ...
David Allen Gloyd, 79, Commerce
Mr. David Allen Gloyd, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Gloyd was born in Sharon, CT to the late George Casper and Rose P ...
Danny E. Waldrop, 64, Talmo
Danny E. Waldrop, age 64 of Talmo, GA passed away Wednesday May 04, 2016.   Mr. Waldrop was the son of the late Gene and Guynita Smith Waldrop. He served our country as a ...
William Marvin Young, Jr, 70, Commerce
William Marvin Young, Jr. age 70 of Commerce passed away May 4, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Young was born September 5, 1945 in Decatu ...

Other

Arlys Jean Strub, 57, Alpharetta
Arlys Jean Strub, age 57, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  A native of Grundy Center, IA, then moving to Georgia in 1985. She enjoyed her career as a bus dri ...

Rabun

Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center.   He was born in Gainesville, GA on Septembe ...
'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.