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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2016

Forsyth

Marilyn Catterall Goeltz of Cumming, GA died peacefully at home on July 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She lived a rich and full life, taking great pleasure in caring f ...

Habersham

Rev. William Chandler Lanier, Sr., age 91, of Clarkesville passed away July 4, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta.  Born in Macon, GA on July 6, 1924, Rev. Lanier was the son of the l ...

Hall

Cosmo L. Haun, 82, Gainesville
Cosmo L. Haun, 82, died at his home of Parkinson's disease on July 13, 2016. He was born in Mohawk, TN on August 26, 1933. His father was dairy farmer Iros Haun, and his mot ...
Janolan Sims, 37, Gainesville
Janolan Sims was born on December 6th 1978 to Jeffrey L. Smith and Glenda Hester.  He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1998.  Mr. Sims also worked for the C ...

Jackson

Herbert Harold Puckett, 81, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Herbert Harold Puckett, age 81, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born in Barrow County, a son t ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Rooster” Rouse, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mr. Rouse was born in Bra ...

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Leroy Hogan, 87, Cleveland
Leroy Hogan of Cleveland, Georgia went to Heaven Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness.  His spirit lives on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren ...
'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.