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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 18th, 2017

Banks

Watson Fleeman Jr., 73, Commerce
Mr. Watson Fleeman, Jr., age 73, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Fleeman was born in Commerce to the late Wat ...

Barrow

Debra Lynn Brown, 55, Winder
Debra Lynn Brown age 55 of Winder, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Arrangements will be forthcoming by Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel.  Memori ...

Habersham

Betty Simmons Haro, 86, Demorest
Betty Simmons Haro passed away November 18, 2017 of Alzheimer’s disease just hours beyond her 86th birthday. She was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November 17, 1931 to the late ...
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, Clarkesville
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away on November 18, 2017.   Born on May 18, 1930, in Brunswick, Ga., to the late W.G. Thigpen, Sr. and Alice ...

Hall

Farrel Howard Martin, 67, Murrayville
 Mr. Farrel Howard Martin, age 67 of Murrayville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67,of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Banister Funeral ...
Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Nancy was born in Carrolton, GA on May 17, 1950 to the late Paul Jr. and Sarah Ellison Coalson. ...
Donald Ray Miller, 69, Dahlonega
Donald Ray Miller, age 69, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mr. Miller was born in Centralia, IL on August 15, 1948 to the late Everett and Mildred Farthin ...
Mattie "Girlie" Mae Scott, 85, Dahlonega
Mattie “Girlie” Mae Scott, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mrs. Scott was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She ...

Other

Lyn Harden Orr, 69, Atlanta
Marvilyn (“Lyn”) Harden Orr, 69, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Lyn was born in Tifton, Georgia the daughter of Aileen Grace Harden and Ore ...

White

Ralph Marsh Medlock, 89, Cleveland
Ralph Marsh Medlock Jr. age 89, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Medlock was born in Augusta Georgia the son o ...
'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.