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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2017

Dawson

Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 20, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 2 ...

Forsyth

Nellie Bell Cranford Evans, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Facility.    Nelli ...

Habersham

Louise Sutton Bryant, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louise Sutton Bryant, age 94 of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tommy Stowe ...

Hall

Benny Ray Adams, 64, Clermont
Benny Ray Adams, age 64 of Clermont, passed away on February 20, 2017 at his residence.  Benny was born on March 21, 1952 in Gainesville to the late Ranzie Earl Adams and Naom ...
Nancy Pitka Jones, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Pitka Jones age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Monday February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nb ...
Albert F. King, 79, Clermont
Albert (Al) Francis King, age 79 of Clermont, Georgia, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Al ...
Sylvia Janine (Buffington) Poole, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on February 20, 2017.  Sylvia was born on November 29, 1934 to the late Harvey and Wilma (Jones) Buffin ...
Bertha L. Williams, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Bertha L. Williams, age 84, of Flowery Branch died Monday, February 20, 2017.  Mrs. Williams was born on March 29, 1932 to the late Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledfor ...

Lumpkin

Kathy Jean Pruitt, 63, Dahlonega
Kathy Jean Pruitt, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017. "A country gal with a gypsy spirit", that's how Kathy described hers ...

Other

Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51, Ball Ground
Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51 of Ball Ground, GA passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...
Robert Marion Whitmire, 76, Watkinsville
Mr. Robert Marion Whitmire, age 76 of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Silver Leaf in Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Wh ...

Stephens

Eloise Mae Smith, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Mae Smith, age 66, of Toccoa, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born in Baldwin to the late Claude and Reba Knight Bennett.& ...
'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.