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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 26th, 2016

Habersham

James Louis Puckett II, 72, Demorest
James Louis Puckett II, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. Mr. Puckett was born on September 4, 1944, in Hapeville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Hall

Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Janice Maxcine Carr, 75, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial ...
J.D. Hamby, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday December 30, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.D. Hamby age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Kenneth Pilcher and Rev. Bill ...
Eleanor Love Harper, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Eleanor Love Harper, 91, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on December 26, 2016 due to an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Decembe ...
Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Juan M. Hernandez-Santos, 49, of Gainesville passed away on December 26, 2016. A funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 M ...
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr, 60, Gainesville
Rosean (Rosie) White Lehr of Gainesville, GA passed away at home on December 26, 2016, after a long struggle with pain and illness.  Born on December 10, 1952 in Aiken, SC to ...
Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 d, Gainesville
Miss Natalie Grace Villicana, 6 days old, of Gainesville, passed away December 26, 2016. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Memori ...

Jackson

Michael Steve Phillips, 65, Jefferson
Michael Steve Phillips, age 65 of Jefferson, GA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   Mr. Phillips was the son of Annie Grace Nix Phillips and the late Thomas Roscoe ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dean Gooch, 72, Dahlonega
Harold Dean Gooch, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Gooch was a member o ...
Dorothy Gail Webb, 76, Dahlonega
Dorothy Gail Webb, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at home on Monday December 26, 2016. Our mother, Dorothy G. Webb, is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior of ...

Other

John Sam Consos, Sr., 73, Sandy Springs
John Sam Consos, Sr.,  age 73, of sandy Springs passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  He was a devout member of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church ...

White

Estelle Duckett Jarrard, 101, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Estelle Duckett Jarrard, age 101 of Cleveland. Mrs. Jarrard passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.   F ...
Polly Palmer, 93, Cleveland
Polly Palmer, age 93 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016.  Mrs. Palmer was born July 14, 1923, in Chamblee, Ga., to the late Myrtle and Pleasant Adams. ...
'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.