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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 10th, 2017

Forsyth

Mark Stephen “Steve” Nesbitt, Sr., age 64, of Cumming, GA., formerly of IL, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Emerick Nesbitt. ...

Habersham

Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, 69, Clarkesville
Mrs. Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Dyer was born in Burlington, Vermont on September ...
Patricia Brown Gallahar, 70, Demorest
Patricia Brown Gallahar, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Mrs. Gallahar was born on August 10, 1947 in West Vi ...
Maria Lara Martinez, age 37, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in San Andres Enguaro, Yuriria, Mexico on October 3, 1980, she was a daughter of Jesus Lara ...

Hall

Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, 70, Gainesville
Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, age 70, passed away peacefully at 10:00 A.M. Sunday morning December 10, 2017 at her home.   Loretta was born in Watkinsville, Georgia in 1947 to t ...

Jackson

Russell Franklin Cronic, 85, Braselton
Russell Franklin Cronic, age 85, of Braselton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Frank loved his family. He had a passion for gardening, woodworking and NASCAR.  Mr. ...
Mrs. Gwendolyn O’Kelley Saville, age 78, of Maysville died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Saville was born in Commerce to the late, AD and Imojean Woo ...

Lumpkin

Jim Conaway, 65, Dahlonega
Jim Conaway of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after an extended illness. He was 65 years old. Jim had retired as a supervi ...

Other

Frances Webb Kelley, 88, Ball Ground
Frances Webb Kelley (88) of Ball Ground, Ga passed away on December 10, 2017.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12 from 4pm to 9pm at McDonald Family Funeral Home in Cu ...
Sherrill King McDaniel, 72, Locust Grove
Sherrill King McDaniel, age 72, of Locust Grove passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Survivors include her husband of 45 years of marriage Donald McDaniel; son AJ McDaniel, d ...

White

Archie Warren DeLong, 97, Cleveland
Mr. Archie Warren DeLong, age 97, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Mr. DeLong was born to the late Ira Ray and Bertha Vetura Carter DeLong.  He pr ...
'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.