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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 4th, 2017

Dawson

Carol Jean (Murray) Gordon, 67, Dawsonville
Carol Jean (Murray) Gordon, 67, of Dawsonville was made “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” on December 4, 2017, when she passed away surrounded by the people wh ...

Forsyth

Nora H. Kenski, 67, Cumming
Nora H. Kenski, 67, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Josephine (Schneider) Holleran and Francis John Holleran; s ...

Gwinnett

Margie Pugh Youngblood, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Youngblood; parents, Chesley and Oral Pugh. ...

Habersham

Michael C. Loudermilk, 61, Mount Airy
Michael C. Loudermilk, age 61, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.   Mr. Loudermilk was born on ...
Robert “Tobe” Simmemon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. Mr. Simmemon was born on November 2, 1952, in Demorest, Georgia; a son ...

Hall

Virginia Ann Burgess, Gainesville
Virginia Ann Burgess, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home following a battle of cancer. She was born in Gainesville, GA on March 6, 1957 to Willi ...
Carolyn Soulis, 61, Murrayville
Carolyn Soulis of Murrayville died December 4, 2017 at the age of 61.  She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Jerry Soulis, two sons, David and Kyle, two daugh ...
Funeral services will be held for Mildred Louise Walden age 84  of Lula, Ga.  at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday  Dec. 6, 2017  in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church. The Rev. ...
Alan Dale Eaton, 62, Gainesville
Alan Dale Eaton, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home with his family. Alan was born in Parkersburg, WV and married to his wife Jackie Eaton f ...
David Brinson Glahn, 38, Hoschton
David Brinson Glahn, age 38, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, following a sudden illness. David was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. The love of ...
Marvin Junius (M.J.) Tinsley, 95, Gainesville
Marvin Junius (M.J.) Tinsley, 95, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.  M.J. was a quiet man, when he spoke everyone listened.  He was active in his churc ...

Jackson

Barbara Mae McEver, 72, Commerce
Barbara Mae McEver, our loving wife and mother, age 72 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on April 15, 1945, Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Burt Walden Ashe, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Burt Walden Ashe, age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Mr. Ashe was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on January 11, ...

Other

Gregory Alan Homonek, 60, Alpharetta
Gregory Alan Homonek, 60, of Alpharetta passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Born August 2, 1957 in Youngstown, OH, to the late John Edward and Janet Marie Homonek, he mo ...
Ossie Mae Carlan O’Kelley, 93, Carnesville
  Mrs. Ossie Mae Carlan O’Kelley, age 93, of Carnesville, GA died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. O’Kelley was b ...
L.Yvette Remy, 73, Gulf Shores, AL
Mrs. L.Yvette Remy, age 73 was a resident of Gulf Shores, Alabama for over 15 years and came to spend her last few months with her sons in Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunda ...
Gerald Lewis Streit, 80, Milton
Gerald Lewis Streit, 80, of Milton, GA passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  Arangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA. ...
'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.