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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 27th, 2017

Dawson

Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, Dawsonville
Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Fortune was born April 5, 1944 to the late Terrel and Grace Br ...

Forsyth

Olive D. Thornton, 88, Cumming
Olive D. Thornton, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She was an active member of Cumming Baptist Church.  ...

Gwinnett

John P. Meehan, Jr., 71, Auburn
Mr. John P. Meehan, Jr., age 71, of Auburn, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by his family. ...

Hall

Charlese Edward Ramsey, 71, Gainesville
Charles Edward Ramsey, III, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.           Fune ...
Diedrich B. Timm, 92, Gainesville
Goodbye, Uncle Dick.           Mr. Diedrich B. Timm, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, Commerce
Mrs. Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, of Commerce, GA., passed away January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 ...
Marjorie Emma Cain, 94, Commerce
Marjorie Emma Cain age 94 of Commerce passed away Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Cain was born in South Carolina on March 1, 1922 to the late William Chancey ...

Union

Robert “Bobby” Theodore Miller, Jr., age 51, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly due to a tragic accident on Friday, January 20, 2017.   Bobby was born in Bla ...

White

Hazel Faircloth Coker, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Faircloth Ray Coker of Cleveland, Georgia, a mother of two, a stepmother of two, and a grandmother of eight, an incredibly kind and loving person, and a lifelong sports fan ...
'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.