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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2016

Dawson

Aretta Swanson, 86, Dawsonville
Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the lat ...

Forsyth

Lindbergh Miller, 88, Cumming
        Mr. Lindbergh Miller, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast George Medical Center following an extende ...
Lyman Thompson, 70, Cumming
Lyman Thompson 70, of Cumming passed away on August 18. 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...

Habersham

Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, 89, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mina Sue Strickland Merrick, age 89 of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mer ...
Mageline Chapman Taylor, 97, Demorest
Mageline Chapman Taylor, age 97, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born on October 3, 1918, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...

Hall

Rodney Glenn Crane, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Glenn Crane, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
David Lee Harris, 71, Gainesville
David Lee Harris, age 71, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 18, 2016. David served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He will always be remem ...
Mr. Lawrence F. “Buck” Story, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Erline Helmly Story, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living, Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Gerone Durham Wilson, 85, Gainesville
Gerone Durham Wilson, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.      Grav ...

Jackson

Patricia I. Beck, 52, Commerce
Patricia I. Beck, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday August 18, 2016.   Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late William Edward and Farrell Fletcher Allen. She wa ...
Therion Lloyd Boyd, 70, Hoschton
Therion Lloyd Boyd, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. Therion was a member, deacon and trustee at The Church of Hoschton.  He was Captain and Watch Co ...

Lumpkin

Imogene Carder Shelnut, 84, Dahlonega
Imogene Carder Shelnut, age 84, of Dahlonega and Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully August 18, 2016. Mrs. Shelnut was born in Suches, GA, on May 22, 1932, the daughter of the ...
'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.