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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Larry Holtzclaw, 72, Cumming
Larry Holtzclaw, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belon and Dessie ...

Habersham

Elaine G. Wall, Mt., 76
Elaine G. Wall, age 76, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord and her husband, Frank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Come go with us, the best is yet to be. Mrs. Wall wa ...

Hall

Ms. Shirley Howard Curtin, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sched ...
Luke William Terrill Martin, 16, Gainesville
Luke William Terrill  Martin, 16 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2015 in Cairo, Ga. from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Luke ...
George Shanks, 85, Gainesville
Mr. George Shanks, 85 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Jeffery Ray Whisnant, 46, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jeffery Ray Whisnant, age 46 of Gainesville. The Rev. Steve Whisnant and ...

Jackson

David Lester Beville, 66, Braselton
David Lester Beville went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta July 18, 1949 to Sylvia and Forrest Beville. He graduated from Brown High School in 1967 ...
George Edwin Bradberry, 66, Commerce
Mr. George Edwin Bradberry, age 66, of Commerce died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Bradberry was born in Athens to the late, Robert Donald and Grace Bettis Bradb ...

Lumpkin

Gregory Kent Pierce, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Gregory Kent Pierce, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016 following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, Marietta
Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016.  Born in Cheshire, OH she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and ...
Helen Corine Thornton, 95, Canton
Helen Corine Thornton, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was the oldest member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She loved gardening and quilting. She was pre ...
'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.