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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 9th, 2016

Banks

Theodore Strickland, 63, Commerce
Mr. Theodore  Strickland age 63  of Commerce, GA passed June 7,2016. Home Going Services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 @1:00pm at Rucker Memorial Baptist Church, F ...

Dawson

Opal Jones Ferguson, 68, Dawsonville
Mrs. Opal Jones Ferguson, age 68 of Dawsonville (Lumpkin County) passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness ...

Forsyth

Dora Elizabeth Brown Bagley, age 82, born June 23, 1933 in Ocee, Georgia (Fulton County), passed in peace on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her husb ...

Gwinnett

Pauline Fife, 93, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Pauline Fife, 93 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on June 9, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 3050 ...

Hall

Richard Raphew Smith, 89, Gainesville
  Richard Raphew Smith, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Paul ...
Sarah Eloise Stringer, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Sarah Eloise Stringer was born June 1, 1929 to the late Clyde and Minnie Thompson Williams in Flowery Branch.  She joined Mount Zion Baptist Church at an early ...

Stephens

Dorothy Murray James, 93, Anderson, SC formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Dorothy Murray James, age 93 of Anderson, South Carolina and formerly of Toccoa passed away Thursday, June 09, 2016 at the home of her son in Anderson, South Carolina. A da ...
Mrs. Carolyn Adele Vaughn Moore age 75 of North Currahee Lane, Toccoa passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at her son’s residence. A daughter of the late Robin Vaughn, ...

White

Ray Bower, 83, Cleveland
Mr. Ray Bower, age 83, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Jun 9, 2016. A native of Bethlehem, Georgia, he was a son of the late Sam and Pearl Perry Bower. Mr. Bower was a retired in ...
Kayre Anne Hines, 80, Sautee
Kayre Anne Hines, age 80 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Mrs. Hines was born August 17, 1935 in Carrollton, GA to the late Lloyd H. Griffin II and Stella Ev ...
Willie Mae Sisum, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Willie Mae Sisum, age 84 of Cleveland. Mrs Sisum entered this life on December 14, 1931 and entered into eternal lif ...
'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.