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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 26th, 2016

Dawson

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, Dawsonville
Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born in San Francisco, CA on November 7, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, J ...

Forsyth

Charles Banister, 84, Cumming
Charles Banister, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Charles was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War conflict. He retired from General Mot ...
James William O'Connor, III, 67, Alpharetta
James William O’Connor, III, age 67, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. James was born in Chicago, IL, in 1946, to the late James O’ Connor and ...

Gwinnett

Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, Lawrenceville
  Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Born in Nettleboro, AL she was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta Duke.&nb ...

Hall

Barbara Moore, 82, Gainesville
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Moore, age 82, of Gainesville, GA will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 ...

Jackson

Bobby Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Mr. Watson was born on October 31, 1932 in Jackson ...

Rabun

Helen Andrews, 94, Clayton
Helen Andrews, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away November 26, 2016 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Esco York and Martha Jane Tru ...

White

James Claude Gerrells, 85, Cleveland
James Claude Gerrells, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Saturday November 26, 2016.  Mr. Gerrells was born in Leaf, Ga the son of the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells ...
'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.