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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 31st, 2016

Hall

Nelia l. Cannup, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Nelia l. Cannup, 83, of Gainesville died August 31, 2016. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Canupp worked at Mt. Vernon Mills (formally known as Regal) and was a member of Oak G ...
Jamie Carlee Twitty, 35, Gainesville
  Ms. Jamie Carlee Twitty, age 35 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedule ...

Other

Martha Spruill, 92, Atlanta & Highlands, NC
Martha Spruill, 92, of Atlanta, GA and Highlands, NC, died August 31, 2016 at The Mann House Assisted Living in Atlanta, GA.    She is survived by her husband, Hugh ...

Stephens

Mr. Fred Robert Edmonds, Sr., age 68 of 254 Rumsey Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Rev. John Barnett Edmonds and Et ...
Dillard Eugene Savage, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Dillard Eugene Savage, age 55 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Eulus and Cora Lee Morris Savage, he was born April 8, 196 ...

White

William C. Webb, 65, Cleveland
Mr. William C. Webb, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Webb was born on November 12, 1950, in Clayton, Georgia, ...
'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.