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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 13th, 2016

Forsyth

James Hallfred (Hoy) Williams, 101, of Cumming, GA died on August 13, 2016. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late James and Maggie Williams.  Living in the West En ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Saggus Ballew, 87, Buford
Dorothy Saggus Ballew of Buford, GA passed away August 13, 2016.  She was the wife of Thomas M. Ballew and daughter of the late Marshall Oliver and Grace Saggus of Atlanta.&nb ...

Habersham

Dorothy Loudermilk Lathan, 87, Clarkesville
Dorothy Loudermilk Lathan, age 87 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Ge ...
Dock Lawrence, 68, Alto
Dock Lawrence, age 68 of the Hollingsworth Community in Alto, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on June 7, 1948, he was a son of the late James Bus ...

Hall

Marvin T Tabor, 71, Gainesville
Marvin T Tabor, Jr. was born July 21, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Captain Marvin T. Tabor, Sr., US Air Force and Betty Jane Tabor. His struggle with ALS ended on August 13, ...

Jackson

Rev. Tom Early Watson, 52, Nicholson
Services for Rev. Tom Early Watson age 52 of Nicholson will be held Monday at 3 PM at Baptist Tabernacle Church, Nicholson. 

White

William E. Mooney, 90, Cleveland
William E. Mooney age 90, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Mr. Mooney was born in Chester, Pennsylvania the son of the late George and Dorothy Esrey Mo ...
'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.