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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 7th, 2017

Forsyth

James R. (Jim) Dorough, 73, Cumming
Mr. James R. (Jim) Dorough, age 73, passed away Thursday morning at his home in Cumming, Georgia. Jim was born August 31, 1943 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late James R., Sr. a ...
Janet Louise Kiester, nee Johnson, was born December 19, 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Lillian Miller and Wallace Johnson. At a very young age Jan’s family moved t ...
Rose Thurmond, 79, Cumming
Rose Thurmond, 79, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.  Rose was a member of Cumming Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thurmond, and h ...

Gwinnett

Nettie R. Campagna, 98, Lawrenceville
Nettie R. Campagna, age 98, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Charles F. Campagna. She is sur ...
Jimmie W. Braswell, 78, Buford
Jimmie W. Braswell, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Judy Williams Braswell; children, Luann and Paul B ...

Habersham

Gene Pruitt, 68, Carlsbad, Mew Mexico formerly of Habersham
Gene Pruitt, age 68, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at his home. Gene Pruitt lived most of his life in Chi ...

Hall

Thomas Frank Brackin, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Frank Brackin, 57, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A time of remembrance and visitation will be hel ...
Andrew Rodney Brumbalow, 37, Gainesville
Andrew Rodney Brumbalow, age 36 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held ...
David McClain, 79, Gainesville
David McClain, 79 of Gainesville passed away Monday August 7, 2017. Born in Rabun County, Georgia, Mr. McClain had lived in Hall County since 1983.  He was the son of the l ...
Sandra “Judy” Allison, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Sandra “Judy” Allison, 69, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 am at ...

Jackson

Carolyn B. Standridge, 65, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Carolyn B. Standridge, age 65 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 7, 2017.  Ms. Standridge was born in Comm ...
Judith Hassell Reynolds, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judith Hassell Reynolds, age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 7, 2017.  Mrs. Reynolds was born in P ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. LeeNora “Lee” Hicks Dacus, 90, of Dahlonega, Ga passed away August 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.  Friday, August 11, 2017 in the Mem ...

Other

Madeleine Raymonde Verdon, 82, Waleska, Ga.
Madeleine Raymonde Verdon of Waleska, GA, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cumming GA. She will be dearly missed and r ...
Richard Walter, 68, Dalton
Mr. Richard Walter, 68, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on August 7. 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Su ...

Rabun

  Dannette Mary Marsengill Hopper, age 76, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away on August 7, 2017 at Angel Medical Center. Her family surrounded her as she went to be with th ...
'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.