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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 29th, 2017

Gwinnett

Fermina Castro, 57, Buford
Fermina Castro, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Freddy Villatoro, Yenis Castro, Maritza Castro, Yessi Castro, Veronica Vill ...
  William Robert “Bob” Preston, (Cdr., USN Ret.), born September 15, 1922 to the parents of William Thomas Preston and Florence Ella Elsea, passed away peaceful ...

Habersham

Jerry Ray Tallman, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jerry Ray Tallman, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the ...

Hall

Beverly Boatwright, 78, Gainesville
Ms. Beverly Boatwright, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.   Services will be held at a lat ...
Kimberly Marie Buffen, 42, Gainesville
 Mrs. Kimberly Marie Buffen age 42 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Memorial services will be held on Saturd ...
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., 64, Clermont
Robert Paul Heavrin Jr., age 64, of Clermont, GA, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Bob was born in Youngstown Ohio April 13, 1953. He was employed as a welder at Chandler Equip ...

Jackson

Sandra “Cindy” Baird, 68, Jefferson
  Mrs. Sandra “Cindy” Baird, age 68, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.  Mrs. Baird was born in Commerce to the late ...
Nell Crane Scott, 76, Commerce
Nell Crane Scott, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Born in Cornelia, GA, Ms. Scott was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Emmett Crane. ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Pritchett, age 98, of Colbert, GA died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Pritchett was born in Commerce to the late ...
Housang Vaziri, 81, Alpharetta
Housang Vaziri, 81 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Monday May 29, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Friday June 2, 2017 at 11am at the Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. C ...

Stephens

Mrs. Yvonne Nicolette Bryant Busch, age 67 of 465 Black Mountain Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 29, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of Juanita Ba ...

White

Faye "Gummie" Franks, 77, Cleveland
Faye “Gummie”  Franks, 77 of Cleveland, GA left the building late in the evening May  29th 2017.     Faye was born September 3rd 1939 in her Grandma ...
Michael Edward Gerchman, 64, Cleveland
Mr. Michael E. Gerchman, age 64, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.   Mr. Gerchman was preceded in death by his father Karl G. Gerchman and sister Gigi Dart. H ...
'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.