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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 30th, 2017

Banks

Bridgett Beck Watts, 70, Maysville
Mrs. Bridgett Beck Watts, age 70, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Watts was born in Clayton, GA to the late Herman Beck and Louise Ma ...

Forsyth

Paul Von Ward, Cumming
Paul Von Ward, MPA, MSc, author, diplomat, minister and US Navy officer, passed away in his home in Cumming, Georgia, on December 30, 2017.  He is survived by his wife Tonette ...
Connie Barrentine Hampton, age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. Survivors include her children, Eric (Rachel) Hampton, Matt (Jenn) Hampton; grandchil ...

Habersham

Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, 48, Clarkesville
Roxanne Wooten McIntyre, age 48, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mrs. McIntyre was born on December 20, 1969 in Toccoa, Georgia ...
Estee Thompson, 95, Alto
Estee Thompson, age 95, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Mr. Thompson was born on October 28, 1922 in Alto, Georgia to the late Samuel and Flora ...

Hall

Mary Ellen Chambers (Ma) Rogers June 27, 1927-December 29, 2017 Ma Rogers passed away early Friday morning at NGMC after an extended illness.  She was preceded in dea ...
Florrie Nell (Flossie) Southers, age 90 of Gainesville passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Bell-Minor Home, Gainesville. Funeral Services will be held 2: ...

Lumpkin

Julia M. Garner, 65, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Julia M. Garner, of Dahlonega, announces the passing of our precious sister, beloved wife and mother on December 30, 2017, at the age of ...
'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.