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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 24th, 2017

Gwinnett

Ashley Lauren Dickson, 31, Duluth
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Ashley Lauren Dickson, age 31 of Duluth, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Miss Dickson was born in Decatu ...
Edward Allan Tomey, 76, Sugar Hill
Edward Allan Tomey, age 76, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis R. and Grace Tomey; son, David Tomey. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Rev. Olivia Elizabeth Patrick Christopherson, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 following a sudden illness. Rev. Christopherson w ...
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, 46, Mt. Airy
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, age 46 of Mt. Airy, passed away on May 24, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on November 15, 1970, she was a daughter of Ralph Dyer, Jr. of Mt. Airy and Iv ...

Hall

Geneva Gipson, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Geneva Gipson age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.   Graveside services are sched ...
Richard “Ricky” Monroe Stover, age 61, of Murrayville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Fu ...
Lee Weldon Washington, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Lee Weldon Washington, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Lumpkin

Lily Ann Lago, 22, Dahlonega
Lily Ann Lago age 22 of Dahlonega passed away on May 24, 2017.  Lily was best described as an artist, activist, encourager, and true caregiver.  She had a heart for all m ...
Mary Renfroe Vaughan, 89, Dawsonville
Mrs. Mary Renfroe Vaughan, age 89, of Dawsonville, Lumpkin County, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1 ...

Other

James Rickey Kimbrell, 59, Jasper
James Rickey Kimbrell, 59 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be e ...
'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.