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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 6th, 2017

Banks

Margaret Elizabeth Pressley age 63 of Homer passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Pressley was born December 21, 1953 in Homer to the late Tildon Wiley and F ...
Velma S. Williams, 67, Lula
Velma S. Williams, age 67, of Lula, GA passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. She enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, and loved “yard selling”; and also enjo ...

Dawson

Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, Dawsonville
Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 6, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born May 28, 1956 to the late Jack and Jeanette Farmer, ...
Mildred Darnell Lowe, 82, Hampton
Mildred Darnell Lowe, 82, of Hampton, GA passed away Sunday February 5, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 4, 1934 to the late Loland a ...
Frances Nell Vaughan, 88, Dawsonville
Frances Nell Vaughan, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 4, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born November 25, 1928 to the late Horace and Chri ...

Forsyth

Mikel Robert O’Connor, 26 of Cumming, GA passed away on February 6, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...

Gwinnett

J.R. “Dick” Anderson, 81, Hendersonville, TN. and recently of Dacula
J.R. “Dick” Anderson age 81 of Hendersonville, TN and recently of Dacula, GA died Monday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Anderson has been cremated and a memorial service will b ...

Habersham

Marianne (Tich) Cook, 92, Clarkesville
Marianne “Tich” Cook, age 92 of Clarkesville, Georgia went into the arms of Jesus on Monday, February, 6, 2017. Mrs. Cook was born on August 13, 1924 in Cleveland, O ...
Mark Taylor Ivester, 61, Clarkesville
Mark Taylor Ivester, age 61 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online g ...

Hall

Billie Copher Lewis, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Billie Copher Lewis, age 79, of Oakwood passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Jessie Kermit “JK” Crumley, age 89 of Clermont, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Jessie Kermit "JK" Crumley was born in White County Georgia to Harvel ...
Herby Lee Lawson, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday February 10, 2017 at Maranatha Baptist Church for Herby Lee Lawson, age 84 of Gainesville. The Rev. Rod Bell Jr., and Rev. Delma ...

Jackson

Madeline Daniel, 91, Commerce
Mrs. was born the 10th of October, 1925 in a small farm house located in Grayson, Georgia, not far from the current location of the Methodist church.  She was the only child o ...
Frederick W. Long, 98, Nicholson
Mr. Frederick W. Long, age 98, of Nicholson, formerly of Albany, GA died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Bentley Assisted Living.  Mr. Long was born in Gainesville, FL to the late ...

Lumpkin

Katie Mae McLain Medlin, 86, Dahlonega
Katie Mae McLain Medlin, age 86, of Dahlonega, died after suffering a stroke last Monday at North Georgia Assisted Living in Dawsonville.    Katie was born in Kildav, ...

Other

Patty Lea Hudson, 39, Colbert
Patty Lea Hudson, age 39 of Colbert, GA passed away Wednesday February 08, 2017 at her residence.   Ms. Hudson was the daughter of Ricky Kemp and Phyllis Hudson. She was ...

White

Morris Eugene Braswell, 65, Sautee Nacoochee
Morris Eugene Braswell, 65, of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Monday, February 6th at his home in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, surrounded by his wife and daughter.  Fune ...
'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.