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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 17th, 2017

Banks

Frances Marie Brown, 82, Homer
Frances Marie Brown age 82 of Homer passed away Sunday December 17, 2017.   Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce on December 11, 1935 to the late Melvin & Ruby Green Minish. ...

Dawson

Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, Dawsonville
Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at North Fulton Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Gayton was born April 19, 1946 ...
Michael E. McCue, 63, Dawsonville
Michael E. McCue, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 30, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, he had lived in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Pulliam, 88, Cumming
Charles R. Pulliam, 88, of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Farmington, IL died Sunday, December 17, 2017. Born October 9, 1929 in Winchester, IL to Curtis and Fern (Stierwa ...
Charles Dewey Bennett, 80, Cumming
Charles Dewey Bennett, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Bennett; pare ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Betty Jo (Cheek) Adams, age 88, of Buford, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia
Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mr. Phillips was born on February 23, 1932 in McAdenville, North Carolina to ...
Kenneth Ray Puckett, 66, Baldwin
Kenneth Ray Puckett, age 66, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Mr. Puckett was born on September 28, 1951, in Deport, ...

Hall

Margaret Tatum Bishop, 62, Flowery Branch
Margaret Tatum Bishop, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bishop; daughter, Jammie Michelle Chanc ...
Christine Daugherty, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Daugherty, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on December 17, 2017. A private funeral service will be held. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 on Wednesd ...
Charles William Harris, 81, Gainesville
Charles William Harris, 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to send o ...
Kenneth E. Lightfoot, 82, Gainesville
Kenneth Eugene Lightfoot "Gene" Sept. 24th, 1935 - Dec. 17, 2017 Ken age 82 of Gainesville, Ga passed away, Sunday Dec. 17th, 2017. Ken was born in South Bend, ...

Jackson

Mary Virginia Keller Pitts, age 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Brookside Commerce. A daughter of the late Henry and Louise Voyles Keller, she was born March 15, 1933 i ...

Stephens

Memory Williams Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Memory Williams Adams, age 86 of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie Williams, Sr. ...
Rev. Samuel “Sam” Keith Bates, age 59 of 472 Valley Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late George Wade Ba ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Patrick Jamieson, age 66 of Greenock Cove Road in Toccoa, GA. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.  A son of Mrs. ...

White

Benjamin Clayton, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that  Mr. Benjamin Clayton, age 88, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 17, 2017. A full obituary with service details will be poste ...
Mary Alice Thomas, 66, Cleveland
Mary Alice Thomas, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away on December 17, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born in White County to the late Floyd Willie and Mary Brock York. She was a homemaker ...
'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.