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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2016

Banks

Joe Harold McDuffie, 85, Maysville
Joe Harold McDuffie, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.   Mr. McDuffie was the son of the late John and Leona Moore McDuffie. He was retired ...

Barrow

Shirley Sue Luke Webb, 73, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Sue Luke Webb, age 73 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 18, 2016.  Mrs. Webb was born in Bogart, ...

Forsyth

Bernd Jan Bragg, 69, Cumming
Bernd Jan Bragg 69, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 18, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Gwinnett

Robert Williams, 49, Sugar Hill
Robert J. “Rob” Williams, age 49, of Sugar Hill, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at ...

Habersham

Eloise Simmons Dreher, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dreher was born on February 27, 1926 i ...
Andrew Robert Farkus, 76, Cornelia
Andrew Robert Farkus, age 76 of Cornelia passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mr. Farkus was born and raised in Highland Falls, NY where his father was a civilian employee at Wes ...
Isabelle Parson Oliver, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mrs. Oliver was born on July 9, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia. She was preceded in ...

Hall

Linda Hicks Jenkins, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda Hicks Jenkins, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Private Services will be ...
Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, of Gainesville, passed away December 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 i ...

Lumpkin

Rafe Morrison, 93, Dahlonega
Rafe Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, GA., passed away on December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1923, in Gainesville, GA., he was the son of the late F ...

Stephens

Grace Rumsey Coffey, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Grace Rumsey Coffey, age 82 of 1799 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela ...

White

Yvonne Ayers, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Yvonne W. Ayers, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Sunday December 18, 2016. Mrs. Ayers had 9 children and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She had many gif ...
'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.