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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Robert Allen Clanton, 57, Cumming
Mr. Robert Allen Clanton, age 57, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   Robert was born in Atlanta on February 18, 1960 to the late Levi William and Alma D ...

Gwinnett

Richard A. Lindeborg, 70, Sugar Hill
Richard A. Lindeborg, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. Lindeborg is survived by his wife of thirty years, Linda Ray Lindeborg, Sugar Hill, ...
James Irvin McKinnon, Sr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. James Irvin McKinnon, Sr. was born on July 10, 1948 to Willie James McKinnon and Emma ...

Habersham

Rev. John Avery Mote age 78 of Alto, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 3, 1939, he was a son of the late Odus and Fannie Tomlin ...

Hall

Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, 95, Murrayville
Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, age 95 of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, following an extended illness. She was cared for at home by her daugh ...
Michael V. Ragone, N/A, Gainesville
Dr. Michael V. Ragone  of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 after a long battle with a rare disease.  Mike was born in Bronx, New York, which proba ...
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84, Gainesville
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 22, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Mrs. Reeves had lived in Calhoun fo ...
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, 85, Lula
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, age 85, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   She was a lifelong resident of Lula, GA and the first charter member listed on ...

Jackson

Mary Thomas Fricks, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Thomas Fricks, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hartwell Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Fricks was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Clara Purc ...
James Bryan "Huck" Sorrow, 62, Jefferson
Mr. James Bryan “Huck” Sorrow, age 62, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorrow was born in Charlotte, NC to the late James Ve ...

Stephens

Sandra Lee Black, 61, Toccoa
Ms. Sanda Lee Black, age 61, of Edward Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. The daughter of William J. and Jeanne Weaver Black, she was born July 31, 1956 i ...
Marvin Lee Moore, 57, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Moore, age 57, of Ruby Street in Toccoa passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Ga. The son of Mrs. Doris Hunnicut ...
'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.