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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Edward Juczynski, 88, Cumming
Edward Juczynski, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Edward was a United States Airforce Veteran. He is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Wallis Heard, 60, Buford
Karen Wallis Heard, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Heard; parents, Wendell and Dessie Lou “Susie& ...

Habersham

Chipley Hugh "Chip" Johnson, 59, Clarkesville
Chipley Hugh “Chip” Johnson, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9, 1958, he was the son of ...
Sackdy Mathaw, 75, Demorest
Sackdy Mathaw, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. Mr. Mathaw was born on July 21, 1942 in Laos. He was a member of Habersham Family Lao Associ ...

Hall

Dorothy Virginia Walden, age 89 of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mrs. Walden was born on January 21, 1928, in White County, to the late Tillman and Sallie Lou ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Ruth Mathias Sylvester of Dahlonega, GA, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, at 82 years old.  Shirley was born to parents Homer and Audra Mathias on Ma ...

White

James Whitfield, 79, Cleveland
James Edwards Whitfield, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born August 21, 1938 in Fulton County to the late Th ...
'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.