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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 24th, 2016

Banks

Doris Ann Freeman, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Doris Ann Freeman, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Freeman was born in Commerce to the late Charles Alvin and Beatrice Hunt ...

Dawson

Lanny Ray Cantrell, 66, Dawsonville
  Lanny Ray Cantrell, Sr., 66, of Dawsonville passed away on September 24, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.             Funeral ...

Habersham

William G. “Billy” Churchwell, Jr., age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Churchwell was born on May 6, 1947 in Habersham Co ...
Clyde H. Edgecomb, 84, Demorest
  Clyde H. Edgecomb, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Edgecomb was born on July 2, 1932 in Ferrimore, Wisconsi ...
Kathryn Claire Norton, Inf, Cornelia
Little Miss Kathryn Claire Norton, infant daughter of Charles David and Lisa Michele Smith Norton, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her p ...
Nell Watkins, 90, Baldwin
Nell Watkins, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Ms. Watkins was born on October 6, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia. She is preceded in death ...

Hall

Rita Louise Thatcher Hourihan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925.  She worked for about 14 years fo ...
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, 75, Gainesville
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at her home.  Mrs. Gore was born to the late Melvin and Sylvia Jacobs of Camp Hill, PA.  ...
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis, 63, Gainesville
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis of Gainesville, age 63, died on Saturday, September 24.  Phil was a special person who dearly loved his wife, Sue, their daughters and their husbands ...

Other

The Meek family mourns the loss of William "Billy" Meek, who lost his life suddenly this past Saturday (September 24, 2016) in a tragic accident while performing an ...

White

Adventurers are those who embrace the world with all of their senses.  They have a large capacity to feel the earth under their feet.  They grab ahold of boulders, breath ...
'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.