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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 13th, 2018

Banks

Ms. Martha Lucille Jacks Yarbrough, age 72, of Maysville, GA died Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Yarbrough was born in Commerce to the late Blanton ...

Dawson

Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, Dawsonville
Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Born November 29, 1956 in the Ancon, Canal Zone and had been living in Dawson County since 1999 hav ...

Habersham

Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, 87, Mt. Airy
Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on July 10, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Fitzge ...
Jeff Kimbrell, 57, Mt. Airy
Jeff Kimbrell, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on September 27, 1960 in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Donald Kimbrell and Shirley Choate ...
Effie Clark Parham, 94, Cornelia
Effie Clark Parham, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mrs. Parham was born on April 3, 1923 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Clayton D ...
  Beverly Jane Roberts, age 68, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Roberts was born o ...

Hall

Annice McGlotha, 78, Gainesville
Annice T. Mcglotha, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born August 1, 1939, in Gainesville, Ga to John D. Thompson (Sr.) ...
Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Northeast Medical Center surrounded by her ...

Jackson

James Lester Smith, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lester Smith, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mr. Smith was born in Jeffers ...
Bill Webb, Jr., 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill Webb, Jr., age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mr. Webb was born in Jefferson, Georgia ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Brenda Diane Pope Burgess, age 74 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mrs. Burgess was born in ...
Mrs. Barbara Jo Smith Sanford, age 77, of Jackson, GA formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mrs. Sanford was born in Murrayville on March 18, 1940 to ...

Stephens

Ruby Payne Moore, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruby Payne Moore, age 96 of Toccoa went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A daughter of the late William Henry Payne and Anna Mae Clevelan ...
Roy Jordan, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Jordan, age 84 of 1764 North Hicks Road in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. A son of the late Namon DeCosta and Reba Franklin ...

White

Heyward Thurmond, 87, Murrayville
Mr. Heyward Thurmond age 87 of Murrayville, Ga. died Saturday January 13, 2018 in White County, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 15, 2018 at the Mt. Ve ...
'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.