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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 1st, 2017

Banks

Charlie Hewell, 71, Baldwin
Mr. Charlie Hewell, 71, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on March 1, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

Forsyth

Helen Crosier, 84, Cumming
Helen Crosier, 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Services will be held in Dover, TN at a later date. Condolences may ...
Janet Eck, 86, Suwanee
Janet Eck, 86 of Suwanee GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Interment will follow at a later date in the Indiantown Gap National Cemeter ...

Gwinnett

Janet Eck, 86, Suwanee
Janet Eck, 86 of Suwanee GA, passed away on March 1, 2017. There are no services planned locally. Interment will follow at a later date in the Indiantown Gap National Cemeter ...

Habersham

Donald Ferguson, 88, Cornelia
Donald Ferguson, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mr. Ferguson was born on March 29, 1928, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Logan and Ethe ...
Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee, 77, Turnerville
Pastor Gerald Maurice Lee, age 77 of Turnerville, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence. Born in Florence, South Carolina on February 20, 1940, he was a son of ...
  Charles C. Morrison, Jr., age 79, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Mr. Morrison was born on August 26, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Cha ...

Hall

Nancy Wittbrodt Mizer, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Wittbrodt Mizer, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Services ...
Jeffrey Mark Stampfli, 60, Flowery Branch
Jeffrey Mark Stampfli, 60, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He fought a two year battle with an aggressive brain cancer.  Jeffrey was bo ...

Jackson

Pamela Yvonne Gordon, 47, Athens
Pamela Yvonne Gordon, age 47 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Athens, GA, Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of Tom and Joann Pa ...

Stephens

Mr. Lonar Hobart “Jack” Durden, Jr., age 99 of 795 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonar H ...

White

Vernon Farmer, 83, Cleveland
Vernon Farmer, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Farmer was born on March 31, 1933, in Hall County, to the late Henry Grady and ...
'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.