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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 1st, 2017

Gwinnett

Randall Mewborn, 58, Buford
Randall Mewborn, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Dover Mewborn; and sister, Linda Mewborn. He is survive ...

Habersham

Roland Wendell Cook, 58, Demorest
Roland Wendell Cook, age 58 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 01, 2017. Born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 01, 1959, he was a son o ...

Hall

Emily Grace Willers, 103, Gainesville
On August 1, 2017, and after a long and well-lived life, Gainesville resident Emily Grace Willers, 103, was brought home by the Lord.  She was pre-deceased by her husband ...
Homer Carlisle, 81, Flowery Branch
Homer Carlisle, 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on August 1, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesvill ...

Jackson

Tommy David Jackson, 70, Hoschton
Tommy David Jackson, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jane Jackson; sons Tommy Jr. and wife Claudia; Joseph Daniel Jackson and ...

Other

John Samuel Austin, 81, Royston
John Samuel Austin, age 81 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2017.   Born in Carnesville, GA on December 21, 1935, Mr. Austin was the son of the late Pelham ...

Stephens

Richard Allen Cobb, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Richard Allen Cobb, age 56 of 924 Long Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Tom Ed and Sara Dooley Cobb, he was born April 9, ...
Kathryn Mabry Durden, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathryn Mabry Durden, age 76 of Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Otha Mabry, Sr. and Mae Elise Adams ...

White

Evelyn Audrey Metcalf, 86, Cleveland
Evelyn Metcalf of Saint Augustine, Florida, formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away August 1, 2017.  Evelyn was born in New York, New York on February 28, 1931 to the late Georg ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Evelyn Ferguson Metcalf of Cleveland. Mrs. Metcalf passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Funeral arrangements are inc ...
'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.