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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Minnie Green, 88, Cumming
Minnie Green, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, September 26th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ingram and Evie Gazaway, and brothers, J.C. and Clarence Ga ...
Fred Haley, 89, Cumming
Fred was born in 1927 in Pawtucketville to the late Jane A. Haley and late Lowell Fire Dept. Captain James A. Haley. Fred graduated with the Lowell High School class of 1944. He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Johnson Bruce, age 80 of Buford, GA went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral service w ...

Habersham

Stella Haney Cathey, 87, Clarkesville
Stella Haney Cathey, age 87 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.    Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM from ...
Sandra Jean Holcomb Morris age 65 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 7, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Howard Tho ...
Frances Beck Stephens, 87, Mt. Airy
Frances Beck Stephens, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016.   Mrs. Stephens was born on December 3, 1928, in Habersham County, Georgi ...

Hall

Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, Sr., 88, Gainesville
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton Sr. died September 26, 2016. A celebration of life service is scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Gainesv ...
John Oller, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. John Oller age 78 of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday September 26, 2016 following an extend illness.   &nbs ...

Jackson

Roy Lee White, 81, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roy Lee White, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia, who died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. White was born December 1 ...
Janice Ayers Scheck, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Ayers Scheck, age 75, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016. Mrs. Scheck was born in Nicholso ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Byron Joseph (Choppy) Bourgeois, Jr., age 79 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with A ...
Shirley May Cochran, 87, Murrayville
  Shirley May Cochran, age 87, a long-time resident of Murrayville, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Henry and Catherine Ri ...

White

Harold James Posten, Sr, 71, Cleveland
Harold James Posten, Sr., age 71, of Cleveland, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. He was the son of the late Roscoe and Clara Mae Ingram Posten.  He was also preceded i ...
'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.