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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 17th, 2016

Dawson

Glen Pat Gober, 76, Dawsonville
Glen Pat Gober, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17,, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born June 20, 1940 in Forsyth County to the late George a ...
Thomas B. Mote, 72, Dawsonville
Thomas B. Mote, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Thomas was ...

Forsyth

Frances Dishroom, 84, Cumming
Frances Dishroom, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.  She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Frances  was preceded in death by her first ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Lee Hughes, 75, Buford
Mrs. Carolyn Lee Hughes, age 75, of Buford passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, surrounded by her family.     Funeral Services wil ...

Hall

Thelma M. Doss, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma M. Doss, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 16, 2016. A graveside burial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 am for family only. ...
Loy Douglas 'Doug' Harrison, 62, Gainesville
Loy Douglas "Doug" Harrison passed away Dec. 17, 2016. Doug was born in Gainesville Ga. Son of the late Loy C. Harrison and Faye D. Harrison. Mr. Harrison is survived by ...
Charlie Haynes, 79, Gainesville
 Charlie Haynes, 79, of Gainsville, passed away, December 16, 2016. Born September 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Willie Haynes and Cindy Carroll Haynes.  In additio ...

Jackson

Ernest Willie Loggins, 74, Winterville
Ernest Willie Loggins, age 74, of Winterville, Georgia passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, December 17th 2016.  Mr. Loggins was a retired pai ...
Beatrice Holder Varnum, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Beatrice Holder Varnum, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Mrs. Varnum was precede ...

Stephens

Jack Morris Cheek, 81, Toccoa
Jack Morris Cheek, age 81, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Mr. Cheek was born on September 9, 1935 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was precede ...

White

Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, Cleveland
Joan Lynch Bowser, 91, died December 17, 2016 in Baldwin, Georgia. She was born June 12, 1925 to James and Mary Habershaw in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Early in her life she develo ...
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, Cleveland
Harvey Joe Clark, 88, of Cleveland passed away December 17, 2016. No services scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 305 ...
'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.