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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 6th, 2017

Banks

Jean Caudell Thorne, 75, Homer
Jean Caudell Thorne, age 75, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mrs. Thorne was born on December 22, 1941, in Homer, Georgia, to the late John and Vassi ...
Wayne McKinney, 64, Commerce
Wayne McKinney, age 64, of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife of twenty years, Della Elrod McKinney, Commerce, GA; son and d ...

Dawson

Carol Garrett, 72, Dawsonville
Carol Garrett, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born May 20, 1945 in Lumpkin County to the l ...

Habersham

Deborah Martin Brown, 60, Demorest
Deborah Martin Brown, age 60, died on Monday, November 6th, 2017 after an extended illness. Ms. Brown was born in Habersham County on October 25th, 1957. Ms. Brown was a native ...
Harold Butts, 87, Demorest
Harold Butts, age 87, of Demorest passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. Harold was born in Habersham County to the late John F. Butts and Minnie Brewster Butts.  He proudly ...

Hall

Paul Dale Sheldon, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Paul Dale Sheldon, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Graveside Servic ...
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, Gainesville
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence. Born on May 16, 1963 in Goldsboro, NC she was the daughter of the la ...
Mark Ellis Pope, 56, Gainesville
Mark Ellis Pope, age 56, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA. Mark will always be remem ...
Betty Jean Sylvester, 94, Gainesville
Betty Jean Sylvester age 94 of Gainesville passed away Monday November  6, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home  of Gainesville.  ...

Other

Tracy Leigh Duncan, 47, Danielsville
Mrs. Tracy Leigh Duncan, age 47, of Danielsville died Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Duncan was born in Commerce to Martha Richey Smith of Commerce and the l ...
Robert Zane Jackson, 27, Comer
Robert Zane Jackson, age 27 of Comer, GA passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Athens, GA on Aug. 18, 1990, Mr. Jackson was the son of John and De ...

Rabun

Helen Moore Nichols, 88, Tiger
Helen Moore Nichols, age 88, passed away at her home in Tiger, Georgia, on November 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John Jefferson Moore and Betty Savannah Woodall Mo ...

White

Brilyn Hope Carter, inf, Cleveland
Brilyn Hope Carter, age 6 months, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Brilyn was born on May 5, 2017, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Christ ...
'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.