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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Myra L. Murry, 90, Cumming
Myra L. Murry, age 90, of Cumming passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. A native of New Orleans, she had lived in Georgia since 1961.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Cath ...
Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, Cumming
Garvin Duane Elkhill, age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Duane was born on August 23rd, 1968 to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill ...

Habersham

Peggy Maney Smelcer, 74, Cornelia
Peggy Maney Smelcer, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smelcer was born on November 5, 1941 in Homer, ...
Sherrie Diana Barnes Tomlin, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in College Park, Georgia on June 10, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Billy De ...

Hall

Shirley Jean Lark, 51, Gainesville
            Mrs. Shirley Jean Lark, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mildred Martha Lothridge, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28,  2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Mildred Lothridge, age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Margaret Lois Poma, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Lois Poma, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence with family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 ...
Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, reluctantly gave up his battle to cancer on September 25th, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Funeral servi ...
Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, 34, Flowery Branch
     Mr. Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, age 34 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday Morning, September 25, 2016 at Emory University Hospital fol ...
Carolyn Marie Warner, 79, Gainesville
 Mrs. Carolyn Marie Warner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      & ...

Jackson

Thad Richey, 83, Commerce
Thad Richey, age 83, a lifelong resident of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday September 25, 2016.   Mr. Richey was the son of the late J.W. and Lessie Martin Richey, a vet ...

Lumpkin

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, Dahlonega
Van Arthur Ingram, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at New Horizons at Limestone in Gainesville, GA. Van was a Lumpkin County native and lived mos ...

Other

Sandra Lawrence Cochran, 69, Maumelle Arkansas
Sandra Lawrence Cochran, age 69, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland after suffering a stroke whi ...

Stephens

Mr. William Harrison Pruitt, age 81 of 127 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Woodrow W. and Ruth Smi ...

White

Charles Everett Fain, 83, Cleveland
Charles Everett Fain, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Mr. Fain was born on August 13, 1933, in Cleveland, GA, to the late John Holland Fain ...
'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.