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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 11th, 2018

Dawson

Theodore “Ted” Allen, 85, Dawsonville
  Theodore “Ted” Allen, age 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born in Sautee, GA, one of eight children, to the late Garn ...
Susan Willard Williams, 52, Dawsonville
Mrs. Susan Willard Williams, age 52, resident of Dawsonville, GA and native of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 11,2018. Susan was a loving wife, mother, Grana, daughte ...

Gwinnett

Marjorie Azalee Hall, 93, Suwanee
Marjorie Azalee Hall, age 93, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.  She was born in 1924, to the late Riley and Azalee Burgess. She was a member of Sharon B ...

Habersham

Fay Brookshire Newton, 84, Demorest
Fay Brookshire Newton, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 following an extended illness. Mrs. Newton was born on September 29, 1933 in Clark ...
Joseph C. Rogers, 90, Cornelia
The family of Joseph C. Rogers, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, is saddened to announce his passing at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville on Thursday, January 11, 2018, ...
  William Russell "Richard" Whitaker Jr., age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by members of his family and friend ...

Hall

Rosemary S. Freeman, 89, Gainesville
  Rosemary S. Freeman, age 89, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earle and Sylvia Stricker.  She is s ...
Virginia Helen Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Helen Johnson, 94 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 11, 2018. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Anne Elizabeth King, 73, Gainesville
Anne Elizabeth King hiked into the great hereafter at the age of 73 on January 11, 2018. A colorful soul with a firecracker personality, she was predeeded in death by her parent ...

Jackson

Ralph Stepp, 88, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Stepp, age 88 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Mr. Stepp was born in Hoschton, Georg ...

Lumpkin

Philip Lawrence Kichler, 83, Dahlonega
In Loving Memory of Philip Lawrence Kichler June 19, 1935 to January 6, 2018   Philip was born on June 19, 1935 to Frieda and Morris Kichler in Chicago, Illinois.& ...

Other

Theodore Noir Lanning, 65, Decatur
Theodore Noir Lanning, 65 of Decatur, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born on June 4, 1952 in New Castle, PA, the son of George and Esther Noir Lanning who ...

White

John Boss, 93, Helen
John Boss, age 93, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, following an extended illness.   Mr. Boss was born on December 16, 1924, in Buford, Ge ...
'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.