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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 19th, 2016

Habersham

Mary E. Gillespie, Clarkesville
Mary E. Gillespie of Gainesville, Ga., Died August 19, 2016, of an extended illness.   She was a native of Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga. She was the Daughter o ...
James “Jim” Neely, 78, Cornelia
James “Jim” Neely, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016, following an extended illness. Jim was born on August 5, 1 ...

Hall

Robert G. "Bob" Brown, 93, Gainesville
Robert G. “Bob” Brown passed away in his Lanier Village Estates apartment, in Gainesville GA, on Friday, August 19, 2016 following an extended illness. Bob was born i ...
Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, of Gainesville. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin, R ...
Don Stilwell, 59, Gainesville
Don Stilwell, age 59, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Shannon Stilwell; sons Matt Stilwell, Sam Stilwell, Brian Stilwell; dau ...
Millie Dean Watson, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.  Millie loved her family and her children and, most especially, she loved her Lord.  She w ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Varner, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Varner, age 73 of Commerce died Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Varner was born in Carnesville to the late, W.H. Phillips and Gl ...
Lewis "Lewy" Wofford, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lewis “Lewy” Wofford, age 77, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 19, 2016.  Mr. Wofford was b ...

Stephens

Mr. James “Jim” Riley Westbrooks, age 68 of 43 Norman Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Robert S. and Wi ...
'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.