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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Michael Willis Chester, 56, Dawsonville
Michael Willis Chester, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1960 to the late Clayton and Norma Lee ...
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, 65, Dawsonville
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on August 1, 2016.   Kathy was the daughter of the late John Neil and Shirley Lawrence Porter. She is ...

Forsyth

Danny Lee Thomas, 68, Cumming
Danny Lee Thomas, age 68, of Cumming was carried home by his lord on Tuesday, August  2, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Danny was born in Ocilla, GA, in 1947 to the late ...

Habersham

Lucille Deaton Roberts, 92, Mt. Airy
  Lucille Deaton Roberts, age 92, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Swaine County, North Carolina on August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of ...

Hall

William Robert Adams, Jr, 77, Orlando, FL. formerly of Gainesville
William Robert Adams, Jr., age 77 of Orlando, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016. A graveside service will be held on August 6, 2016 at 11:00am ...
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, 42, Gainesville
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Monroe, Georgia at Clearview Hospital following natural causes. Funeral services will be ...
Annette Casper Looper of Lula, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 69. The family will receive friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Memor ...
Felix Orellano Sanchez, 87, Gainesville
Felix Orellano Sanchez, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in the ...
Robert (Bo) Young, Gainesville
On August 2nd, 2016 , Our Lord called home his faithful servant and our precious loved one, Sergeant First Class (retired) Robert "Bo" Young.  Bo was born May 9th, 1 ...

Jackson

Joe Louis Wadford, Jr, 41, Braselton
Joe Louis Wadford, Jr., age 41, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Louis was an employee for Van Kirk Electric in Winder.  He was a certified commercial d ...

Stephens

Bessie Leona Bassham, 93, Martin
  Miss Bessie Leona Bassham, age 93 of 124 Deer Trail Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late William Ashford ...

White

Freeda Trail, 81, Cleveland
Freeda Trail age 81, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mrs. Trail was born in Willis, VA the daughter of the late Dura Keith and Lizena Sutphin Keith.   ...
'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.