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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 17th, 2016

Forsyth

David A Pratt, 83, Cumming
Mr. David A Pratt, age 83 of Cumming, GA passed away on November 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with Leukemia. Dave was born on February ...

Gwinnett

Traian Niculas, 86, Suwanee
Traian Niculas, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Romania, passed away suddenly on November 16, 2016. Evening service will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Christine Abee White, 86, Cornelia
Christine Abee White, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Mrs. White was born on October 13, 1930, in Lumpkin County, Georgia, to the late ...

Hall

Bernice Goss, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Bernice Goss, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on November 17, 2016. Bernice was born in McCaysville, GA. to the late William and Pearl Patterson Welch.  She lived most ...
Carolyn Griner Duke, 93, Flowery Branch
  Ms. Carolyn Griner Duke 93, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on November 17, 2016. She was predeceased in death by her husband Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr. She is surv ...
Donald Jablonski, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Jablonski, age 46, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was born in Pequannock, New Jersey. He grew up in Sherburne, NY, attended ...
Dr. John B. Lyon, 91, Flowery Branch
Dr. John B. Lyon, age 91, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his residence with his wife. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Dr ...
Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr.,, 66, Gillsville
            Mr. Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr., age 66 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his reside ...

Other

Vera Lee Jackson, 89, Royston
Mrs. Vera Lee Jackson, age 89, of Royston died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late ...

Stephens

James Robert Payne, 67, Toccoa
Mr. James Robert Payne age 67 of 4810 Prather Bridge Road Toccoa, passed away November 17, 2016 from injuries sustained in a car accident near his home.   A son of the late ...

White

Dell Rio Highsmith, Cleveland
Mr. Dell Rio Highsmith, age 75 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21, 201 ...
'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.