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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

Theresa (Terry) Dougal, 87, Cumming
Dougal, Theresa (Terry), age 87, a resident of Cumming, GA passed away the morning of February 3, 2017 at the Gardens of Shiloh Point.  She was the youngest of nine children o ...
Millicent Joan Gann, 90, Cumming
Millicent Joan Gann, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at her residence.  She was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and the Sorta Fift ...

Habersham

Margie Kimsey Lawson, 85, Cornelia
Margie Kimsey Lawson, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 11, 1931, she was a daughter of the late James Henry a ...

Hall

Lucille Williams, 59, Gainesville
Lucille Williams was born August 31, 1957 in Gainesville, GA. She passed away peacefully Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 59 from an extended illness. Lucille worked as a ...
Clifford “Buford” Wilson, age 76, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of White Hall Baptist Church, ...

Jackson

Doris Storey Massey, 93, Greenville, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Storey Massey, age 93, of Greenville, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 3, 2017.  Mrs. Massey was born in Jef ...
Garnett Edgar Purcell, 95, Commerce
Mr. Garnett Edgar Purcell, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 3, 2017 at University Nursing and Rehab Center.  Mr. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Curtis a ...

Other

Teresa Tolbert Brewer, 49, Dewy Rose
Teresa Tolbert Brewer, age 49, of Dewy Rose passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. In ...
Daniel J. Hanlon, 88, Marietta
Mr. Daniel J. Hanlon, Jr. 88, of Marietta, GA passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017.  A St. Paul, MN native, he was born on May 6, 1928 to the late Daniel and Myrtle Foix ...

Rabun

John "JH" Crunkleton, 92, Clayton, formerly of Cornelia
Memorial services for John “J.H.” Crunkleton, age 92 of Clayton and formerly of Cornelia will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the First Baptist Chu ...

White

Lera Black, 91, Cleveland
Lera Mae Hooper Black passed away peacefully at her home on February 3, 2017 at the age of 91.  Lera was born in White County, Georgia on March 27, 1925 to the late Grant and ...
Edgar Brummett, 71, Sautee
Edgar Brummett, age 71 of Sautee, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Mr. Brummett was born on January 26, 1946 in Unicoi, Tennessee, to the late Andrew and Rosalind Grinds ...
'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.