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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 4th, 2016

Dawson

Kenneth (K.K.) Turner, 85, Dawsonville
Kenneth “K. K.” Turner, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born November 27, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph and Myrtie Vera Turner, he ...

Forsyth

Barbara Pirkle, 74, Cumming
Barbara Pirkle, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother, B ...

Gwinnett

Ellen Edith Lackey Sturm, age 91 of Athens, GA died December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. T ...

Habersham

Comer Rudeseal, 101, Mt. Airy
Comer Rudeseal, age 101, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Mr. Rudeseal was born on June 20, 1915 in Mount Airy, Georgia to James Henry and N ...

Hall

James Curtis Griffith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Curtis Griffith, also known as “Big Daddy” and “The Dr.” was ushered into eternal rest on December 4, 2016.  James was born October 31, 1932 ...
Vallie Lorene Patton passed away December 4, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chape ...
Mr. “Mack” Malcolm Gordon Pittman, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Helen Spencer, 86, Oakwood
Helen Spencer, 86, of Oakwood, died Sunday December 4, 2016.  A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, Helen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the dau ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Graves, 78, Hoschton
Nancy Ruth Graves, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 2005 Hurric ...
Faye Brookshire Roberts, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Brookshire Roberts, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. Roberts was born in ...

Rabun

Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, 90, Lakemont
Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, age 90, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Rosemary was the daughter of Bernard “B.P” P ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, age 91 of Lula. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Graveside services are sc ...
'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.