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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Wayne Jackson, 71, Cumming
Wayne Jackson, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  He was a beloved husband, son and father. Wayne was an active member of Mountain Lake Church in Cumm ...
Walter Porter, 90, Cumming
Walter Porter, age 90, and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Walter was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for 63 ...

Gwinnett

Millie Jane Holman, 70, Buford
Millie Jane Holman, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Iona Holman; and brother, John Holman. She ...
Warren Jackson Kenerly, 82, Loganville
Warren Jackson Kenerly, age 82, of Loganville passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mr. Kenerly was a graduate from Tucker High School in 1952.  He attended UGA, Mercer, G ...

Habersham

Gail C. Gunnels, 76, Clarkesville
Gail C. Gunnels, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mrs. Gunnels was born on November 10, 1940 in Demorest, Georgia to the late Ford and ...
Hettie L. Jones, 86, Cornelia
Hettie L. Jones, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones was born on June 20, 1931 in White County, Ge ...

Hall

Shaw Carter, 24, Gainesville
Shaw Malcolm Carter, 24, passed away on August 8th, 2017, in Athens, Georgia.  Shaw was born on January 1st, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Born with a congenital heart defe ...
Mrs. Mildred “Mickie” Bowen Kennedy passed away August 9, 2017 after a brief illness.  She was born January 29, 1921 in Bulloch County Georgia to the late Rowe Dol ...
Linda Seipel Menendez, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Linda Seipel Menendez, age 63, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family. Private Services will be held. Mrs. Menendez ...
Joan Caroline Pichetto-Krack, 87, Gainesville
Joan Caroline Pichetto-Krack, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on August 9, 2017. Services will be held at a later date in Lodi, California. Memorial Park North.

Jackson

James Pittman Harris, 79, Jefferson
Mr. James Pittman Harris, age 79, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Mr. Harris was born in Jefferson to the late Joseph Leon and Effi Inez Walker Harris.  ...

Other

Mrs. Mary Louise Roberts Hardman, 91, of Ila, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 09, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Hardman was born in Comer, GA on April 30, 1926, daughter of the la ...
'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.