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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 23rd, 2016

Banks

Donald L. McCoy, 88, Gillsville
Donald L. McCoy age 88 of Gillsville passed away Friday Dec. 23, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. McCoy was born August 23, 1928 to the late John L. & Mitti ...

Barrow

Laurie Beth Messinger, 61, Bethlehem
Laurie Beth Messinger, age 61, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Hattie B Kincaid, 91, Dawsonville
Hattie B. Kincaid, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health. Born May 12, 1925 to the late C ...

Forsyth

James Allen III, 55, Cumming
James Allen, III, age 55, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.  Jimmy worked for several years in the family business, Allen's Home Furnishings, and was a tru ...
Tambra “Tammy” Lynn Hall, age 48 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016.  Tammy was a member of Kappa Delta and a graduate of North Georgia College. ...
Ernest Raymond Jenkins, Jr., 78, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 23, 2016. Mr. Jenkins was born in Atlanta, Ga on May 27, 1938. He was a graduate of Chamblee High School. ...

Hall

James Oather Smith, 70, Gainesville
James Oather Smith, age 70, found peace and healing in heaven on December 23, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 18, 1946 to James Colonel Smith and Ruby Sull ...

Jackson

Deborah A. Waller, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Deborah A. Waller, age 58, of Commerce died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Waller was born in Baltimore, MD to Betty Battersby of Raleigh, ...

Lumpkin

Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, Dahlonega
Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, of Dahlonega entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday December 22, 2016. Born November 8, 1934 in Atlanta to the late James R. and Evelyn D. Cooke, she liv ...

White

Linda S. Blankenship, 68, Cleveland
Mrs. Linda S. Blankenship, 68, of Cleveland GA passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. A private memorial service will be held at a l ...
'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.