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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 31st, 2017

Banks

Steve Douglas Childs, 60, Commerce
Mr. Steve Douglas Childs, age 60, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Childs was born in Gainesville to William Donald Childs of Commerce and the l ...

Forsyth

Judith Goodmon Cook, 77, Cumming
Judith Goodmon Cook, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Judy was retired from CASA in Hall County where she helped to turn many lives around. She was a memb ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Robert (Bob) Leuthold of Sugar Hill passed away on October 31, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Robin Orr Leuthold.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. ...

Habersham

William Michael “Mike” Shiflett, age 62 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Anderson, ...

Hall

Richard Duncan, 82, Gillsville
A Celebration of Life will be held for Richard Duncan 82 of Gillsville, Ga. at 2:00PM Sat. Nov. 4, 2017 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. Shon Thomas w ...
Bobbie J. Jones, 75, Gainesville
Bobbie J. Jones Bobbie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on August 20, 1942 and passed away September 20, 2017. She is a graduate of Gainesville High School Class of 1960. She kn ...
Reverend Robert E. Kersh, 79, Gainesville
Reverend Robert E. Kersh, “Granddaddy”, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 31 2017. Rev. Kersh is preceded in death by his parents; his wi ...
Jesus Martinez, 17, Oakwood
Mr. Jesus Martinez, 17, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away October 31, 2017. A Funeral Mass Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Mission Centro Pastoral ...
Thomas Henry Sheridan Jr., 84, Gainesville
Thomas Henry Sheridan, Jr., 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Novembe ...

Jackson

Rev. Robert Barr Lewis, 72, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Reverend Robert Barr Lewis, age 72 of Commerce, Georgia (Dry Pond Community) who entered into heaven Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  Reve ...

Other

Trevis “Tony” Anthony Collins, age 60, of Oxford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adele W. and Travis M. Collins; ...

White

Caroll L. Zimmerman, 73, Cleveland
Carroll L. Zimmerman, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Burial services will be held at Arlington Cemetery at a later date.   A complete obituar ...
Carroll L. Zimmerman, 73, Cleveland
Carroll L. Zimmerman, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday,October 30, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will beannounced later by Barrett Funeral Home ...
'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.