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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 1st, 2017

Forsyth

James Sandefur, 73, Cumming
James Sandefur, age 73, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Evansville Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Sandefur; ...
DIANNE MARIE DONAUDY was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida. Her parents were Arthur Reinberger and Ann Marie McClure. Her childhood years were spent in Lake Harbor ...

Habersham

Norman Baker, 81, Demorest
Norman Baker, age 81 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on April 15, 1936, he was a son of the late Virgil Baker and Della Whitwor ...

Hall

Charles Clayton “Clay” Free, Jr., 32, of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 1, 2017. Born March 26, 1985 and raised in Dawsonville, Clay had been a resident of Ga ...
Angela Megan Gibson, 32, Murrayville
Angela Megan Gibson, age 32 of Murrayville, passed away June 1, 2017.                 Funeral services ...
Rose Marie Gorby, 76, Gainesville
Rose Marie Gorby, 76, of Gainesville, GA, passed on June 1st, 2017 due to complications after a medical procedure.   Rose Marie was born in Lowellville, OH to Joseph and ...
Delores Melissa Voyles, 69, Flowery Branch
Ms. Delores Melissa Voyles, 69, of Flowery Branch Georgia passed away on June 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, ...
Thelma Mae Hill Griffin, age 79 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, June 01, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Banks County, Georgia on September 3, 1937 ...

Jackson

Robert Richard Allen, 63, Commerce
Mr. Robert Richard Allen, age 63 of Commerce died Thursday June 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Allen was born in Germany to the late, Elliot and Olive Beacon Allen.  He w ...
Wesley Dwayne Usher, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wesley Dwayne Usher, age 56, of Jefferson, who entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 1, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Ush ...

Other

Siman Abramovich Churilov, 88 of Atlanta, GA  passed away on Thursday June 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Friday June 2, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the McDonald ...
Robert (Bob) Lamar Snead, 86, Alpharetta
Robert (Bob) Lamar Snead was born at home on March 28, 1931 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Emmett Bunyan Snead and Etna Jane Jones Snead. He was the youngest of seven children and at a ...

Stephens

Carl B. Cramblett, 99, Toccoa
Mr. Carl B. Cramblett, age 99, of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4 P.M. at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree- ...
Carl Boyd Cramblett, 99, Toccoa
Carl Boyd Cramblett age 99 of Toccoa passed away Thursday June 1, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Ivah Butler Cramblett, he was ...
'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.