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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2017

Dawson

Paul L. Watson, 48, Dawsonville
Paul L. Watson, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017. Born July 7, 1968 in Artesia, California, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 35 years. Mr. Wa ...

Forsyth

Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44, Cumming
Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Matthew was born on May ...
James M. McDonald, 85, Cumming
James M. McDonald (85) of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Alma, died peacefully at home Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was born on June 6, 1931, to the late David and Nancy McD ...

Hall

            Mrs. Marie Gertrude “Cook” Froeliger, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, January 2, 201 ...
Margaret Sue Jones Parks, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Margaret Sue Jones Parks, age 83, of Clermont passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. A Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chap ...

Lumpkin

John F. Csomor, 83, Dahlonega
We regretfully announce that Mr. John F. Csomor passed away in Dahlonega, Georgia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. Mr. Csomor was a beloved professor at North Georgia College in Dahlon ...

Other

Leon Dudley Austin, 73, Hull
Mr. Leon Dudley Austin, age 73, of Hull, GA died Monday, January 02, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born in Danielsville to the late Dewey W. and Willie Mae Akins Aust ...
Jerry Ray Sears, 53, Carnesville
Jerry Ray Sears, age 53 of Carnesville, GA passed away Monday, January 02, 2017.   Mr. Sears was the son of the late Dwayne and Mattie Wideman Sears. He was a maintenanc ...
Carol Rabun Smith, 55, Monroe
Carol Rabun Smith, age 55, of Monroe passed away Monday, January 2, 2017.  Carol loved to read and sing.  Survivors include her husband David Smith; mother Rosetta Rabun; ...

Stephens

Pansy Kesler Martin, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Pansy Kesler Martin, age 84 of Toccoa, Ga, went to her heavenly home on January 2nd, 2017 to join her friends and family. A daughter of the late Henry and Luvie Addison Ke ...
'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.