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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 16th, 2017

Forsyth

Amy Leanne Evers, 35, Cumming
  Amy Leanne Evers 35, of Cumming, Ga passed away on October 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother Bradley Hirtz. She is survived by her husband Chad Ever ...

Gwinnett

Joel Craig Samples, 58, Buford
Joel Craig Samples, age 58, of Buford, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, October 16, 2017 after a long battle with ALS. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oc ...

Hall

Rosa Vazquez de Alba, 72, Gainesville
 Mrs. Rosa Vazquez de Alba age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for T ...
Judy Carlan, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Carlan, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October ...
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, 62, Gainesville
Kathy Diane Meeks Stephens, age 62, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmot ...
Mrs. Betty Sue (Barnes) Thomas, age 81 of Clermont, passed on October 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Betty Sue was born on March 27, 1936 in Hall Coun ...
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91, Gainesville
Randall Davidson Gailey, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gailey was the so ...
Charles E. Grant, 93, Oakwood
Master Sgt./Retired Charles E. Grant, Sr., 93 of Oakwood passed away Monday October 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Grant was the son of the late William Luthe ...
Elsie Mae Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Elsie Mae Rutherford, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

 Mitchell “Michael” Lamar Thompson, age 53 of Pendergrass, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.& ...

Lumpkin

Frank Adrian Boston, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Frank Adrian Boston, age 44, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Frank was born in Hall County on March 23, 1973.  He has lived in Lumpkin County his en ...
Miriam Mixon, 79, Dahlonega
Miriam Mixon, age 79, passed away in her home October 16 after a recently diagnosed illness. Known to her friends as Mimi, she was a long time Dahlonega resident. She had careers i ...

Other

Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, Monroe
Janet Leigh Rooks, 57, of Monroe, GA (whose heart and mind was always at the beach) passed away on October 15, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1959. A wife, mom, Nonnie, CiCi, ...

Stephens

Raymond Stumpf, 94, Toccoa
Missionary, pastor, counselor. Raymond Stumpf, son of the late Nelson and Charlotte Stumpf, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017 at the age of 94.  He was born on Nov ...

White

Steven J. Stack, 55, Cleveland
“He sailed away.   He walked 2000 miles and then he slipped away.” On October 16, 2017 the angels lifted Steven J. Stack, age 55 back home to be with the L ...
'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.