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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 16th, 2017

Dawson

Russell Olin Spors, 72, Dawsonville
Russell Olin Spors, age 72, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Mr. Spors was born in Murphysboro, IL on December 17, 1944 to the late Russell and G ...

Gwinnett

George F. Young, 43, Buford
George F. Young, III, age 43 of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Tia Banks Young, Buford, GA; children, Dy& ...

Habersham

Vienna “Punk” Wiley Masters, age 91, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Mrs. Masters was born on March 24, 1926 in Lula, Georg ...

Hall

Howard C. Bruce Sr, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 18, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard C. Bruce Sr., age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Michael McIntyr ...
Dennis Coker, 91, Lynnville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Coker, 91, of Lynnville, TN went to be with our Lord on November 16, 2017, with his family by his side.  Mr. Coker was born on July 2, 1926 in Homer, Georgi ...
David Gerald John Coxe, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. David Gerald John Coxe, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away on November 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Memorial P ...
Jerry Wayne Madwell, 57, Flowery Branch
Jerry Wayne Madwell, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray Madwell; grandparents, Toy and Ma ...

Jackson

Homer Sims, Jr.,, 80, Jefferson
  Mr. Homer Sims, Jr., age 80, of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sims was born in Lanett, AL to the late Homer and Louise Miles ...
Mary Lee Wood, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Lee Wood, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Wood was born in Kiln, MS to the late, Lucien M. and Sedonia Necaisse Lee.  ...

Lumpkin

Arnold Lee Branscome, 69, Dahlonega
Arnold Lee Branscome, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of D ...

Other

Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, 87, Carnesville
Mrs. Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, age 87 of Carnesville died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Franks was born in Alabama to t ...

Stephens

Irene Whitaker Moore, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Irene Whitaker Moore age 84 of Eastanollee passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Fredrick Lee and Nonia Humphrey Whitak ...
'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.