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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 27th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Ledford Hogan, age 69 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hogan was born in Talmo, Ge ...

Habersham

Hendrix Lee Benfield, inf, Clarkesville
  Hendrix Lee Benfield, infant son of Jesse Lee Benfield & Amberly White Benfield of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, May 27, 201 ...
Inez Moore McGahee, 88, Clarkesville
Inez Moore McGahee, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Virgil James Moore a ...

Hall

Gene Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Gene Brooks, 87, passed away to his heavenly home on May 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA after suffering a stroke.  Gene was born in Columb ...
Dr. George Croom Johnson, 69, Gainesville
Dr. George Croom Johnson age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Private Memorial services are scheduled for a later dat ...
Rev. Benjamin Brooks, 87, Gainesville
Rev. Benjamin “Gene” Brooks, age 87, of Gainesville, passed away on May 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the c ...
Lucille Allison Brookshire, 86, Gainesville
Lucille Allison Brookshire, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, after a sudden illness.   Mrs. ...

Jackson

Jeune Wilson Blackmon, 82, Commerce
Jeune Wilson Blackmon, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.   Born in Commerce, she was the daughter of the late W.B. (Dub) & ...

Other

Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39, Acworth
Brandon Dean LeBlanc, 39 of Acworth, GA passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at McDonald and Son Funer ...
  Cordelia Elizabeth “Bettie” McLemore passed away on May 27, 2017.  A native of Statesboro, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Sandy Springs and was ...

Stephens

Miss Rosamond Ellen Anderson, age 88, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.  A daughter of the late ...
'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.