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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 30th, 2017

Banks

Moderee Ausburn Sisk, age 90, of Homer, Georgia, finished her earthly chores on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.   Mrs. Sisk was born on August 29, 1927, in Banks County, Georgia ...

Dawson

Harold Gravitt, 73, Dawsonville
Harold Gravitt, age 73, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Harold was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA.  He wa ...

Habersham

Nancy Canup, 79, Mt. Airy
Nancy Annette Canup, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Canup was born on February 21, 1938, in H ...
Wallace D. Dahlstrand, Sr., age 87, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 following a sudden illness. Mr. Dahlstrand was born on February 28, 1930 in Stam ...

Hall

Robert Ray Lingle, 73, Braselton
Mr. Robert Ray Lingle, age 73, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Chapel of Memoria ...
Claudine Lawson Polson, age 92 passed away peacefully August 30, 2017.  A remembrance of her life will be held at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on September 2, 2017. ...
Dorothy Benson Terrell, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Benson Terrell, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Fri ...
Juanita Varner, 77, Gainesville
Juanita Varner, age 77 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27,2017. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.  &nbs ...
'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.