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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 1st, 2018

Banks

Ruth Crump Cochran, 88, Baldwin
Ruth Crump Cochran, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Mrs. Cochran was born on December 31, 1929, in Rabun County, Georgia; a daughter of the ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Rene “Patti” Terrette, age 58, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father Meredith Smith, Sr.; and brother, ...

Hall

Myrtle Shirley Whitt, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Myrtle Shirley Whitt, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away peacefully Monday, January 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by her loving f ...

Jackson

William Smith, 73, Hoschton
William Ray Smith, age 73, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. He worked 30 plus years at Thrall Car. He loved sports and was a big Ga Tech fan. He was a loving father. Survivors ...

Lumpkin

It is with great sadness that the family of Theodore “Ted” John Figarola, Jr. announce his passing on January 1, 2018 after a long illness. Ted was born on June 24, 194 ...

Other

CARLSON, Mary “Joyce” (Kimsey) Carlson, 86, of Norcross, Georgia, entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 1st, 2018, in th ...

Stephens

Charles Shedd, 90, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Shedd, age 90, of Phillips Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the home. The son of the late Wesley and Lillian Mae Adams Shedd, he was born ...

White

Ernestine Harkins Wiley, 83, Cleveland
Ernestine Harkins Wiley, age 83 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2018. Mrs. Wiley was born on February 16, 1934 to her late parents Ernest Harkins and Mandy Ing ...
Anderson "Andy" Hope, 81, Cleveland
Anderson “Andy” Hope, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Andy was born January 31, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late William Albert Hope and ...
'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.