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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 8th, 2017

Dawson

Rigoberto “Rigo” Jansen, 20, Dawsonville
Rigoberto “Rigo” Jansen, 20, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017. Born November 10, 1996 in Guatemala, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 8 yea ...

Gwinnett

Richard “Dick” McMinn, 91, Lawrenceville
Richard “Dick” McMinn, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark McMinn. He is survived by his wife ...
Christopher Donald Young, 45, Sugar Hill
Christopher Donald Young, 45, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away August 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Pa ...

Hall

William Author "Papa" Green, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. William Author “Papa” Green, 83, of Gainesville passed away August 8, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.  Friday, August 11, 2017 in the cha ...
'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.