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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 26th, 2017

Banks

Beverly Anne Sutton age 73 of Lula passed away Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Sutton was born November 6, 1943 in Dalton, Georgia to the late David & ...

Habersham

Jeanette Lea Dyer, 67, Turnerville
Jeanette Lea Dyer passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born on May 19, 1950, to the late George Alvin and Merrill Louise Fitzgeral ...

Hall

Jeffrey Minor Hallford, 62, Flowery Branch
Jeffery Minor Hallford, 62 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday August 26, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Hallford was born May 23, 1955 to the late ...
Johnny Leon Robinson, 67, Oakwood
Johnny Leon Robinson, 67 of Oakwood died Saturday August 26, 2017. A native of Banks County, Mr. Robinson had lived in Hall County for most of his life.  He was the son of ...
William Michael “Mike” Whitfield, 52, of Murrayville, GA passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...
Jay Alan Wright, 64, Gainesville
Jay Alan Wright, died Friday, August 25th after an extended illness. Jay Alan Wright, the son of Florence King Wright and Dr. AD Wright, Jr., was born in Augusta, GA on June 3, ...

Jackson

Danny John Baker, 60, Jefferson
Danny John Baker age 60 of Jefferson passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Baker was born October 3, 1956 in Jefferson, GA to the late Cleve & ...
Linda Ann Tucker, 68, Hoschton
Linda Ann Tucker, age 68, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Tucker; parents, Eugene and Josephine Moses; a ...

White

Timothy B. Koger, 54, Cleveland
Timothy B. Koger, age 54, took his final breath on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home in Cleveland.  He was born on July 4, 1963, in Mandfield, Ohio to Emily and William ...
TImothy Kroger, 54, Cleveland
Timothy Koger age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
Tammy Reece, 49, Lula
Tammy Jean Reece, age 49 of Lula (Banks County), passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Emory University Hospital. Mrs. Reece was born on December 11, 1967, in Dahlonega, G ...
'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.