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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 23rd, 2017

Forsyth

Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and ...
Rodger John Harpster, 78, Cumming
Rodger John Harpster, 78 years old, died on October 23, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Rodger was born on April 6, 1939 in Johnstown, PA.  He is surviv ...

Habersham

David Larry Bryant, 69, Alto
David Larry Bryant, age 69, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born on April 3, 1948 in Athens, G ...
  Zekeiah Veranick “Nikki” Cole Hunt was born to Katrina Cole Dorsey (Terry Dorsey) on December 17, 1980 in Demorest, GA. From an early age, Nikki joined Ebenez ...
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, Demorest
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, of Demorest, GA passed away Monday, October 23, 2017.  A loving mother, sister, and daughter; she was always there for her family. Survivors include ...

Hall

John "Sonny" Stephens, 72, Gainesville
John "Sonny" Stephens age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 23, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Chur ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for James W. “Billy” Sanders, age 82 of Lula. The Rev. Tommy Seay an ...

Jackson

Paula Marie Underwood, 63, Commerce
Paula Marie Underwood, age 63 of Commerce passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017.    Born in Sonoma, California on November 10, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ayers, 76, Dahlonega
Frances Ayers, age 76, of Lumpkin County passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 following an extended illness. ?She was the daughter of Katie and Norman Bell, and a great artist w ...
Roxie Jo Holt, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Roxie Jo Holt, age 72, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Roxie was born in Kewanee, IL on February 24, 1945 to James G. Marsh and Patricia Dickerson Linds ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bonnie Ruth Rider Eller, age 79 of 782 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Frank and Mae Edmonds ...
Charles William Good, 89, Toccoa
Charles William Good was born at Hall Station, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1928,  to his parents, Ellsmer and Angline Good.  Charles spent many of his early formative years ...
Alan Keith Willis, 50, Toccoa
Alan Keith Willis, age 50, of Toccoa, GA passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Barbara Bragg Willis, Toccoa, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Jes ...

White

Tammy Marie Matt, 55, Cleveland
  Tammy Marie Matt, age 55, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 23, 2017. Tammy was born in Buffalo, NY and was preceded in death by her dad, Daniel Noonan. Survi ...
'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.