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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 31st, 2016

Dawson

Ted Monkus, 89, Dawsonville
Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born October 29, 1926 in Haysville, N ...

Forsyth

Ajay P. Patel, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Ajay P. Patel, 56 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Kamu Patel; brother and sister-in-la ...

Habersham

Dianne Loggins Holden, 60, Cornelia
Dianne Loggins Holden, age 60 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Demorest, GA on May 6, 1956, she ...
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, 69, Clarkesville
Grace Frances Bryant Whitfield, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Ary and ...

Hall

Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, 66, Gainesville
Charles (Chuck) D. Craft, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Chuck was an avid Alabama fan and retired from the IRS after 18 years of service. He was prec ...
Jack Charles Pethel, 89, Gainesville
Jack Charles Pethel left his earthly home for his heavenly home on July 31, 2016 after an extended illness. He was born on August 24, 1927 to Rabon and Omalee (Simpson) P ...
George B Spain, 82, Gainesville
Mr. George B. Spain, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South ...

Union

Mr. Lawrence Howard Pruitt, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Village of East Harbor Senior Care Community following an extended illness. Mr. Pruitt ...
'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.