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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 7th, 2017

Dawson

Eunice Dora Grogan, 84, Dawsonville
Eunice Dora Grogan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.  A member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, she is preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Grogan, a ...

Forsyth

Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, Cumming
Joseph Alan Cervenka, 54, of Cumming passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. His remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Cre ...
Lydia Esther Carrion Rodriguez, 83, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.  Born February 3, 1934 in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Mrs. Rodriguez had lived in Cumming f ...

Habersham

Hank Lark, 82, Demorest
Hank Lark, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Mr. Lark was born on February 10, 1935 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Henry Earl Lark, Sr. a ...
George F. Bryson, 65, Alto
Brother George F. Bryson, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017. George was born on March 8, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was preceded ...

Hall

William (Bill) Benson Dobson, 78, Gainesville
William (Bill) Benson Dobson, 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing home.   Bill’s cremated remains will be in ...
James Michael (Mike) Head, 69, Gainesville
James Michael "Mike" Head, 69 of Gainesville passed away Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gainesville, Ga., January 12, 194 ...
James Homer Karr, 74, Chestnut Mountain
Mr. James Homer Karr, age 74, of Chestnut Mountain passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. F ...
Avis Bell Norris, 89, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 9, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Avis Bell Norris, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Wo ...

Jackson

Mr. Clarence Timothy “Tim” Gilstrap age 65 of Commerce passed away on Thursday December 07, 2017 at Bentley Assisted Living in Jefferson, Ga. Graveside services are ...

Other

Mary A. Weir, 86, Livermore, California
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary A. Weir, age 86 of Livermore, California who entered into rest Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  Mrs. Weir was born in Erath Cou ...
'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.