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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 27th, 2016

Forsyth

George Edward Feeney, 78, Cumming
George Edward Feeney, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. George was a loving husband, father and grandfath ...

Hall

  Joshua “Josh” Edward Berry, age 23, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27, 2016. Joshua was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William Zieg ...
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.         &n ...
James “Jimmy” B. Halford, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. James “Jimmy” B. Halford, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away August 27, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 ...
Jimmy Junior Parker, 77, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Junior Parker, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 ...
Edward T. Parks, III, 85, Gainesville
One of the South’s most capable and fantastic storytellers has told his last story. Edward T. Parks, III, 85, known and loved as Ed passed into the hands of his Lord and Savi ...
Timothy Norris Shields, Sr., 53, Gainesvilles
 Mr. Timothy Norris Shields, Sr. age 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.        ...

Jackson

Janet Sue Hurley, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Sue Hurley, age 51, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born in Vera Beach, Florida, a d ...
Cecil Hobson Venable, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Hobson Venable, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mr. ...
Mr. Charles Wayne “Bootsy” White, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. White was born in Commerce to the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Deal Carpenter, age 88 of 3409 Highway 17, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 27, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Kermit and Annabel Davis Deal ...

White

William Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announc ...
William “Bill” Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville, Ga the son of the late Me ...
'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.