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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 10th, 2017

Dawson

Darrell Waters, 85, Dawsonville
Darrell Waters, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Waters was a native and lifelong resident of Dawsonville.  He was born, in the same house ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Michael Culligan, “Tom”, 89, passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2017 while surrounded by his children.  He was a loving, thoughtful, intelligent, athl ...

Habersham

Kenneth Robert Baumeister, known as Ken to friends and family, age 71, of Cornelia, GA passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2017.   Ken is survived by his wife, B ...

Hall

Barbara Lois Elden, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Barbara Lois Elden, of Braselton passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 in Braselton, surrounded by her family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 a ...
Rebecca Marlene Snelson, age 61, passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the ...
Sue Tanner, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sue A. Tanner, 69, of Flowery Branch passed away on November 10, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Born on February 1, 1948 ...

Jackson

Kevin Francis Elinski, 60, Pendergrass
Kevin Francis Elinski, age 60, of Pendergrass passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.  Kevin was Buffalo Bills and Red Sox fan.  He loved motorcycles, fixing things, his f ...

Lumpkin

Sonya Renee English, 41, Dahlonega
Sonya Renee English, age 41, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Sonya was born in Brunswick, GA on December 7, 1975.  Two things made her happy; a kayak a ...
Melvin Fortner, 74, Dahlonega
Melvin Fortner, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Mr. Fortner was born in Lumpkin County the son of the late Raliegh and Bonnie Grizzle Fortner. He wa ...

Other

Dennis “Denny” John Ryan of Alpharetta, GA passed away peacefully at his home on November 10, 2017, after a long illness.  Denny was born July 28, 1946, in St. Pau ...
'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.