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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brot ...

Gwinnett

Cathy Helton Green, 59, Suwanee
Cathy Helton Green, age 59, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was a member of Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
Nancy O'Neil, 78, Norcross
Nancy O’Neill, age 78, of Norcross, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her son, John and Maria Faulkenberry, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

John Noel Wingo, 88, Mt. Airy
Mr. John Noel Wingo, 88, of Mt. Airy Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Hall

Thomas Richard Davis, Jr.,, 64, Gainesville
Thomas Richard Davis, Jr., "Tom," 64 years old, husband to Elena Z. Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Thursday morning, December 14, 20 ...
Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2 ...

Other

Patricia G. “Patsy” Rakestraw, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Stephens

Charles Tony Hallford, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Tony Hallford, age 60 of Lawhouse Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William Charles Hall ...
'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.