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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, Dawsonville
Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born December 5, 19 ...
Cecil Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Cecil Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1930 to the late Roy an ...

Forsyth

Mildred Eugenia Carroll, 92 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully, enjoying her view of Lake Lanier on Tuesday, February 22, 2017. She was born on January 7, 1925 in Charlotte, ...
Melanie Denise Allen, 50, Cumming
Melanie Denise Allen, 50 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017. She was born on September 17, 1966 in Cumming, GA the daughter of Eldridge Hughes and Wansley ...

Gwinnett

Weston Gray Frost, 55, Suwanee
Weston Gray Frost, 55, passed away February 22, 2017, in Suwanee , Georgia, following a two year cancer illness. Gray was born in El Paso, Texas, June 19, 1961, and attended Ysleta ...

Habersham

Peggy Cawthon Vinson, age 82 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at her residence. Born in Fulton County on Ocotber 26, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Will ...
Diane Beck Witherspoon, 65, Mt. Airy
Diane Beck Witherspoon, age 65 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on April 21, 1951, ...
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Patricia Diane Witherspoon, age 65, of Mount Airy, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday February 22, 2017. A ...

Hall

Maria D. Navarro, 69, Gainesville
Maria D. Navarro, 69, of Gainesville died February 21, 2017. Funeral services Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, Georgia.
Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...

White

Richard Miller Kelley, 76, Cleveland, formerly of Toccoa
Richard Miller Kelley, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Richar ...
Horace Gordon McCune, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Horace Gordon McCune Jr, age 71 of Gainesville. Mr. McCune passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born i ...
'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.