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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 26th, 2017

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clarence Allen “Buddy” Merck, age 87, of Winder, Georgia who passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mr. Merck wa ...

Forsyth

Rex John Mathis, 58, Cumming
Rex John Mathis age 58 of Cumming passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of Matt Masonic Lodge #694. He was preceded in de ...

Habersham

Journey N. Burton, 82, Clarkesville
Journey N. Burton, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017, following an extended illness. Mr. Burton was born on August 8, 1934 ...
  Marjory “Annette” Christian Park, age 77, of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home with all her family at her side.  An ...

Hall

Vance Princeton Barnes, 86, Gainesville
Vance Princeton Barnes of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 26, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia in ...
Mrs. Mildred Juanita Duncan Ivester, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday January 26, 2017 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral Services will ...
Bridie Beatrice Johnson, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Birdie Beatrice Johnson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Patricia Ann Mackey, 72, Gainesville
Patricia Ann Mackey, 72 of Gainesville, GA passed Wednesday, January 26, 2017.    Little& Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., ...
Bobbie Jean Hayes, 75, Clermont
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday January, 29, 2017 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Buice, Rev. David Martin and Rev. Brandon Dyer officiating.  Burial wi ...
Walter Hugh Nix, 69, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for Walter Hugh Nix, age, 69 of Clermont, Ga. services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 28, in Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Interment will ...
Charles Brady Richardson, 80, Gainesville
Charles Brady Richardson, age 80, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. ...

Jackson

Annie Lee Baird Bailes, 95, Hoschton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Lee Baird Bailes, age 95 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mrs. Bailes was ...
James Millard Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Millard Stephens, age 72 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Mr. Stephens was born in T ...
Charles Wheeler Boggs, 68, Braselton
Charles Wheeler Boggs, age 68, of Braselton passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017.  Wheeler served in the United States Army and retired from General Motors after 30 years of ...

Lumpkin

Kathleen Billie Wimpy, 95, Dahlonega
Mrs. Kathleen Billie Wimpy passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 just one day shy of her ninety-sixth birthday. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on January 26, 19 ...
'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.