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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Marian Louise Brooks, 77, Cumming
Marian Louise Brooks 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 22, 2017.   She was predeceased in death by her husband Rev. Kenneth Brooks.   She is survive ...

Gwinnett

Katharina “Kathe” Galloway, 85, passed away on July 22, 2017.  She was born in spring of 1932, in Sopron, Hungary, a small city along the western border with Austr ...
Christy Lou Miller, 70, Buford
Christy Lou Miller, age 70 of Buford, GA, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2017. Christy was born in Oklahoma City, OK; lived the last five years in Clarkston, WA before retu ...
Dorothy Cheeley Willis died on July 22nd, 2017. Mrs. Willis was born in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.  She attended GA State college for Women and Georgia State Univers ...

Jackson

Margarite Hennies Cunningham, 89, Ostrander, Ohio formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margarite Hennies Cunningham, age 89 of Ostrander, Ohio, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
Chad Wesley Fouche, 42, Nicholson
Mr. Chad Wesley Fouche, age 42, of Nicholson GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Fouche was born in Biloxi, MS to Stanley and Brenda Tindle ...
Mary Ruth Koons, 71, Maysville
Mary Ruth Koons age 71 of Madisonville, TN formerly of Maysville passed away July 22, 2017.   Mrs. Koons was born in Louisville, TN on Feb. 9, 1946 to Blanch Russell. She wo ...

Other

Buford Pratt Smith, 74, Alpharetta
Buford Pratt Smith 74, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife Sheila Pratt and his sister Wista jane Currey. A memorial service will be he ...
Ronald Steve Wilkie, 71, Danielsville
Mr. Ronald Steve Wilkie, age 71, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkie was born in Commerce to the late Jedediah Wilbanks and Lillie M ...

Rabun

Mary Caudell, 86, Clayton
Mary G. Caudell, age 86 of Clayton, Georgia died Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Cephus Milton Shirley and Bertha Mitchell Shirley and sister, Car ...

Stephens

Mr. Lander Sherrill Heaton, age 72 of 108 Hill Place, Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Guy and Geneva Fountain Heaton, he was born ...
Zina Amanda Sargent, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Zina Amanda Sargent, age 82 of Queen Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daughter o ...

White

Claude Alexander, 75, Cleveland
Claude Alexander age 75 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 22, 2017.  Mr. Alexander was born in Gainesville the son of the late Guy Wesley and Lucille Roberts Alexander ...
'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.