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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 28th, 2017

Banks

Funeral services are scheduled 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Gillsville Baptist Church for Charles A. “Chuck” Reece, 81, of Gillsville. Rev. Shannon Rhodes and Rev. Adam Crens ...

Forsyth

Neville Nelson Roden, 80, Cumming
Neville Nelson Roden, age 80, of Cumming passed away  Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Neville was a retired Sergeant First Class United States Army Veteran of 22 years. He is prec ...
Melford Barrett Herring, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was a beloved father and grandfather. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Melford gr ...

Gwinnett

  Leokardia B. Buffington, age 90, of Duluth, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mrs. Buffington is survived by her children, Stephanie G. Buffington, Decatur, G ...

Hall

Mrs. Jerry Elizabeth Patrick Boykin age 70 of Clermont passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Lanier Park New Horizons following an extended illness. Memorial services will ...
George Thomas, 87, Gainesville
George Thomas didn’t have a middle name. He didn’t need one. He made a superior name for himself in every aspect of his long life: as a husband, father, brother, busine ...

Jackson

Thomas Payne Corbett, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Payne Corbett, age 56 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mr. Corbett was born in Athens, G ...

Stephens

Harold Leroy Austin, 73, Martin
Mr. Harold Leroy Austin age 73 of Martin, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Reverend John Wayne Chambers, Sr., age 74 of Ellen Court in Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late J.C. and Edna Crook Chambers ...
'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.