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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 16th, 2017

Banks

Johnny Rufus Ervin, 84, Gillsville
Johnny Rufus Ervin age 84 of Gillsville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born November 7, 1933 in Maysville to the late George & ...
Mrs. Betty Joe Shirley, 79, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jo Shirley, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Shirley was born in Homer to the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr ...

Gwinnett

Frank Allen Harper, 66, Lawrenceville
Frank Allen Harper, age 66, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment cremation. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548, www.lawsonfune ...

Hall

Pamela Burnes Davis, 61, Murrayville
Mrs. Pamela Burnes Davis, age 61, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mrs. Davis was born in Conyers on April 27, 1956 to the late Ross and Margie ...
Jean Frances Douglas, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Jean Frances Douglas, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...

Jackson

Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr., age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Mr. Skelton was born ...

Lumpkin

Roy V. Ratchford, 81, Dahlonega
Roy V. Ratchford, 81, after a strong fight he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017 at 3:30am. Roy was born on November 20, 1936. Roy was a loving husband, father, grand ...
Nancy Ann Hurd, 90, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Hurd, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mrs. Hurd was born in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry and Martha Ann Eaton White.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Laura Faye Fulbright Burrell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late Dave and Jessie Cole Fu ...
Bobby Ray Daniel, 79, Toccoa
Bobby Ray Daniel, age 79, of Toccoa, Georgia gained his Heavenly Wings on Saturday, December 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born on January 22, 1938 in G ...
'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.