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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, Cumming
Barbara Jean Hughes, 77, a life-long resident of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  A member of Silver City Baptist Church, Barbara Jean was a loving wife, mother an ...
ALEX JOSEPH PARACSI was born January 20, 1939 in Lorain, OH to parents Elizabeth Toth Paracsi and Joszef Paracsi.  His death occurred on July 22, 2017.  He was preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Michael R. Schaffer, 61, Suwanee
Michael R. Schaffer, age 61, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Schaffer. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia & ...

Habersham

Letha Lane Godfrey, 87, Cornelia
Letha Lane Godfrey, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Sampson County, North Carolina on March 17, 1930, sh ...
Rev. James Pruitt, 74, Lula
Rev. Samuel James Pruitt, age 74 of Lula, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Cumming, Georgia on December 28, 1942, he was a son of the late L.B. ...

Hall

Norma Jean King Hawkins, 89, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Jean King Hawkins age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates following a prolonged illness. Memorial serv ...
Ray Clark Jones, 88, Flowery Branch
            Ray Clark Jones, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an ex ...
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, Flowery Branch
Michael Ralph Oliver, 69, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 29, 1947, Mike, as he was known, was married for 52 years to the love of his life, P ...
Mr. James (Oopie) Warren Threlkeld, 55, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness from Leukemia. Funeral services will be ...

Jackson

Mrs. Vivian Bernice Wilson Poe, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 25 at her residence.  Mrs. Poe was born in Commerce to the late Clifford and Grace Woodall Wilson.&n ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Jimmy” Wheeler, Whitlock, age 64 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Mr. Whitl ...

White

Yvette Lea McDonald, Cleveland
As the trumpets sounded and the jazz bands played, Yvette Lea McDonald gently ascended into the welcoming arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. ...
'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.