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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Florence Lorraine Ala, 85, Cumming
Florence Lorraine Ala, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on February 9, 2017.  She was born September 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Henry and Hulda Kr ...
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff, 84, Cumming
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff (BJ), died following an extended illness on February 9, 2017 with his family surrounding him and loving him.  He was born in Mendon, Missouri on Septemb ...
Annette Martin, 72, Cumming
Annette Martin, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She retired from Sawnee EMC in 2016, with 28 years of ...

Hall

LTC Donald Warren Phillips, 92, Gainesville
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, USA, Ret., age 92 of Gainesville Georgia, died February 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on March 26, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsy ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margie Mathews Greenmeyer, age 64 of Athens, Georgia, (South Jackson Community), who entered into rest Wednesday, February 8, 2017.&n ...

Lumpkin

David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
Sharon F. Knight, 64, Dahlonega
Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 23, 1952, she was a lifelong resident ...

Other

Mozelle Blair, 101, Atlanta
Mozelle Blair, age 101, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at King’s Bridge Retirement Community. She was born on November 6, 1915, in Habersham Coun ...
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, 85, College Park
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, age 85, of College Park, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was retired from the railroad after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death ...
James 'Jim' William Peters, 82 of Destin, FL passed away Feb 9, 2017. Born 1935 in Parrottsville, TN, he was the son of late Rankin Peters and Eliza Thornburg Peters.  ...
'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.