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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 15th, 2017

Dawson

Ruby Harben, 83, Dawsonville
Ruby Harben, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 10, 1934 to the late Grover and Lizzie ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Munson Orgeron, 83, Suwanee
Barbara Munson Orgeron, 83 of Suwanee, GA passed away Friday December 15, 2017. She was a beloved mother of three Bambi Holt and Randy Orgeron and Robbin Washington and grandmot ...

Habersham

Tudy Bowen, 77, Clarkesville
Tudy Bowen, age 77, received her heavenly inheritance in Christ Jesus when He called her home on Friday, December 15, 2017.    She was born on October 22, 1940 in a ...
Kase Gerald Bowman, 3 m, Alto
Kase Gerald Bowman, age 3 months, of Alto, GA passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Kase is survived by his parents, Brandon and Sara Teems Bowman, Alto, GA; twin sister, Andi ...
Gary Franklin "Buddy" Allen, age 83 of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 following an extended illness.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia o ...

Hall

Nancy Gesinski Brookshire, 65, Gainesville
Nancy Gesinski Brookshire age 65, while slumbering next to the love of  her life, Dwight, peacefully left this world for a place of Glory on  Friday morning December 15 ...

Jackson

William Bryan Harbin, 66, Commerce
William Bryan Harbin, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Harbin was born in Athens to the late Hoyt and Helen Mille ...

Lumpkin

Dr. Lawrence Joseph Sorohan (Larry) age 85 of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at NEGMC on Friday morning December 15th, 2017. Larry was the kindest, most loving and generous p ...
David Hall, Jr., 84, Dahlonega
Mr. David Hall Jr., age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.   Mr. Hall was born in Atlanta on October 5, 1933 to the late David Sr. and Ruth Hudson H ...

Other

Jon Phillip Johnson, 60, Danielsville
Jon Phillip Johnson, age 60 of Danielsville, GA passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Atlanta, GA on March 12, 1957, he was the son of the late H ...

Stephens

Shirley Pruitt Garmon, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Shirley Pruitt Garmon age 66 of 175 Bobby Street, Toccoa passed away Friday December 15, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Odell and Laura Mize Pruitt ...

White

James “Jimmy” Partin Jr., age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Mr. Partin was born February 5, 19 ...
'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.