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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 3rd, 2017

Dawson

Leona Clack Garner, Dawsonville
On December 3, 2017, Leona Clack Garner heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” as she entered her eternal home in heaven. She passed into eternity at her ho ...

Forsyth

Holin Prater, 82, Cumming
Holin Prater, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Holin graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL. He attended Marion Institute in Marion, AL. Hol ...

Hall

Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, Gainesville
Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with family by her side.  The family will receive friend ...
Shirley Josephine Rogers, 81, Flowery Branch
Shirley Josephine Rogers, age 81, died of natural caused on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Shirley is survived by her sister, Mary Krahn, 82; brother, Ear ...
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56, Gainesville
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Worden was ...

Other

James Douglas “Doug” Austin age 57 of Lexington passed away December 3, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Austin was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Winder to the late John ...
'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.