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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Paul Kirton, 74, Dawsonville
Michael Paul Kirton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 1, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Britton &ldquo ...

Habersham

Fannie Francis Fortson Dooley was born June 12, 1936 to the late Ernest Fortson Sr. and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mount Airy, Georgia. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord ...
Virgil Lee “Tex” Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Hapeville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Ordner ...
Mary Carryl Pope Veal, 96, Demorest
Mary Carryl Pope Veal , age 96, of 504 Old Historic U.S. 441, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 Mrs. Veal was born on September 8, 1919 in Sneads, Florida ...

Hall

Charlie J. Tanner, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie J. Tanner, 84 of Gainesville died Friday August 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Tanner was the son of the late James and Bell Satterfield Tanner.&nb ...
Barbara F. Coskery, 98, Lawrenceville, formerly Gainesville
Barbara F. Coskery, age 98 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the health care facility she resided in since February 2013. Memorial ...
Rodney Ian Dortch was born in Hempstead, NY on March 14 ,1966 to the late Mr. John Edward  Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dortch. He entered into Paradise on ...
Dayron Hanes Murphy, 92, Gainesville
Dayron Hanes Murphy, age 92, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden il ...
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr. 89, of Gainesville, passed away August 5, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
Mrs. Evelyn Montgomery Smith passed away at home on August 4, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years Ralph E. Smith.  She is also survived by a son and ...

Jackson

Ernest Robert Gibson, Sr. age 69 of Commerce passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Northridge Medical Center.     Mr. Gibson was born March 28, 1947 in Clay ...
Lex Wesley Money, 8, Commerce
  Lex Wesley Money, 8, of Commerce went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday August 5, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Lex had lived in Habersham and Bank Counties for a nu ...
Jeffery B. Payne, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery B. Payne, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 5, 2016.  Mr. Payne was born in Athens, Georg ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emma Louise Hatchel Collier, age 95, of 353 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence,   A daughter of the late Jesse Gordon   ...
'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.