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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 13th, 2016

Banks

Fredrick “Fred” Eugene Garmon, age 58, of Gillsville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, September 9, 2016 from ...

Dawson

Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr, 81, Dawsonville
Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr., age 81 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on September 13, 2016. Raymond was the son of the late Raymond C. and Eleanor Lawrence Newirth and was also p ...

Forsyth

Willie Leon Langley, 78, Cumming
Willie Leon Langley was born in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on October 14, 1937 to Lillie Mae (Smith) and Willie Langley. He passed away on Tuesday morning, September 13, 2 ...

Habersham

Edith Davidson, 78, Alto
Edith Turner Davidson, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Mrs. Davidson was born on February 10, 1938, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...
Paul Glenn Murphy, 66, Cornelia
Paul Glenn Murphy, age 66 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on J ...

Hall

Sherrie Colborn, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Sherrie Colborn, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, GA and retired from Regions Bank where she worked as a Loan Of ...
Mrs.Candace Loraine Harris, age 57 was born May 31, 1959 in Clark County to Mrs. Mary Thomas Camp and the late Mr. Robert Stevens Sr. She departed this life after an extended illne ...
Travis Watts Honeycutt, 73, Gainesville
Travis Watts Honeycutt, age 73, Gainesville, GA, a lifelong chemical engineer, inventor and innovator, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away on September 13, 2016. He ...
Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, 60, Gillsville
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, age 60 of Gillsville passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are ...
Joan Ruth Williams, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Ruth Williams, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Private Services will be held by the family. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 F ...

Jackson

Gwen Turner Brooks, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwen Turner Brooks, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Jas ...

Other

Willie Jean Watson, 84, Canton. formerly of Cumming
Willie Jean Watson, age 84 of Canton, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and enjoyed her Church. She was ...
  Our loving husband, dad and friend went to heaven today. John Charles “Jay” Wilkins, Sr., 68, of Pace, FL passed away on September 13, 2016.  Jay was bor ...

Stephens

Charles Michael Blackwell, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Charles Michael Blackwell, age 58 of 2201 Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Charles Ernest and ...
'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.