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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 18th, 2017

Dawson

Joshua Andrew “Josh” Gilleland, 24, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 18, 2017. Born September 18, 1992, he was a native of Forsyth County but had lived in Daws ...

Habersham

Ernest Simmons, 74, Baldwin
Ernest Simmons, age 74, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born on September 28, 1942 in Baldwin, Georgia to the la ...

Hall

Julie Haynes, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Julie Haynes of Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Haynes died Sunday June 18, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Co ...
Julie Haynes, 64, Gainesville
Julie Haynes, 64 of Gainesville died Sunday June 18, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Ithaca, New York, Julie had lived in Hall County for most of he ...

Jackson

Leonard Bond, 88, Commerce
Mr. Leonard Bond, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Bond was born in Commerce to the late Alvin and Wildred Williamson Bond.   ...
Shirley Mae Etris, 71, Nicholson
Mrs. Shirley Mae Etris, age 71, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice, IPU.  Mrs. Etris was born in Commerce to the late Howard and Elizabeth Armstron ...

White

Trella Denise Cantrell, 54, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Trella Denise Cantrell , age 54 of Cleveland. Denise passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.   Funeral services ...
Ruth Turpin Vaughn, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Ruth Vaughn, age 100, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017.  Mrs. Vaughn was born in Habersham County to the late Claude and Effie Flanagan Turpin.  Sh ...
Coy Junior Whitley, 69, Cleveland
Coy Junior Whitley, age 69 formerly of Cleveland passed away at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon on June 18, 2017.  Coy was born on August 3, 1947 to the late Cortez Whitley a ...
Troy W. York, 65, Sautee Nacoochee
  Troy W. York age 65, 0f Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday June 17, 2017.  Mr. York was born in Hiawassee the son of the late Willard Newt and Ellen Adams York ...
'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.