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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 19th, 2017

Dawson

Dwayne Rider, 39, Dawsonville
Dwayne Rider, 39, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born April 25, 1978, Mr. Rider was a lifelo ...

Forsyth

William Clarence Duke, 88, Cumming
William Clarence Duke, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  He was a 55 year resident of Forsyth County that moved here in 1962 from Decat ...

Gwinnett

Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, 60, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gregory “Greg” Lamar Brown, age 60 of Lawrenceville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Mr. B ...
Marc Michael Fraser, 62, Sugar Hill
Marc Michael Fraser, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Fraser is survived by his wife, Susan Wiles Fraser, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Christop ...

Habersham

James Lamar Maney, 74, Cornelia
James Lamar Maney, 74, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA.  James was born on January 30, 1943 in Lula, GA to Sterling Maney and Mar ...
Mary Carleen Ruark, 89, Cornelia
Mary Carleen Ruark, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Whitfield Funeral Home & ...
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, 89, Cornelia
Mrs. Carleen Dial Ruark, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. ...

Hall

William Douglas Moore, 68, Clermont
William Douglas Moore, age 68 of Clermont, Ga. died October 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00  a.m.  Saturday October 21, 2017 in Christia ...

Jackson

Paul Monroe Shannon, 70, Nicholson
Mr. Paul Monroe Shannon, age 70, of Nicholson died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Shannon was born in Athens to the late, Cecil and Elizabeth Gunnells Shann ...

Lumpkin

Charles Sidney Cantrell, 89, Dahlonega
Charles Terrell Cantrell, age 81 of Alto, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in White County, Georgia on January 1, 1937, he was a son of the late Leamon and Nancy ...
Howard Ernest Tritt, 100, Suches
Mr. Howard Ernest Tritt, age 100 years, of Suches, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. Mr. Tritt was born on November 18, 1916 and was a native and lifelong resident of Such ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marcine Rose Hubbard Griffin, age 48 of 314 Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Jasper Williams Hubbard ...

White

Robert “Bobby” Voyles, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Robert “Bobby” Voyles, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away on October 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Sunda ...
'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.