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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 27th, 2016

Gwinnett

Fred Alexander Frey, 89, Suwanee
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, of Suwanee, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on September 27, 2016.  Born in Easton, KS he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Frey.  Hi ...
Carrie Mozelle Stanford McGehee, age 86, of Suwanee passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  Mozelle worked for 26 years for the Forsyth County Board of Education as a food s ...
Thomas F. O’Meara Jr. age 52 of Dacula, GA. died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA. Beloved husband of the late Janet; loving son of Thom ...

Habersham

Pearl Smith Banks, 91, Demorest
Pearl Smith Banks, age 91 of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in C ...

Hall

Raymond Timothy “Timmy” Patton, age 58, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Raymond was born December 22, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. to Robert Patton, Sr. and Annette Watkin ...
Elodia Chavez De Velasquez, 66, Gainesville
     Mrs. Elodia Chavez De Velasquez age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extende ...

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Margaret W. Nix, 88, Cleveland
Margaret W. Nix, age 88, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Mrs. Nix was born in Lindell, GA the daughter of the late Andy and Effie Pless Warren.   ...
'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.