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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 17th, 2018

Banks

Roy “Lamar” Galloway, Jr., age 79, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from an extended illness. Mr. Galloway was born on December 3, 1938 ...

Forsyth

Harold Emory Major, 84, Cumming
Harold Emory Major, 84, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  A Forsyth County native, Harold retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Civil E ...

Gwinnett

Ana Rosa Vasquez, 90, Buford
Ana Rosa Vasquez, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis E. Vasquez.  Mrs. Vasquez is survived by childr ...

Habersham

Linda Chambers Hughes, 71, Mt. Airy
Linda Chambers Hughes, age 71 of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 3, 1947, she was the daughter of the late L ...
Coach Bruce Lewallen, 75, Clarkesville
Coach Bruce Lewallen, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Adger ...
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams, 84, Turnerville
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams age 84 of Turnerville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late S ...

Hall

Christine Saunders London, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Saunders London age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Vis ...
James K Strickland, 80, Gainesville
James K Strickland James K. was born June 10th, 1937 at his family home in Merriweather County, Georgia.  He graduated high school in 1955 and attended Berry College where ...

Other

Alan Jonathan Wimpy, 54, Palmetto, FL
Alan Jonathan Wimpy “Jon” of Palmetto, FL, passed away on his 54th birthday, January 17, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Florida. Jon was the owner of Appalachian ...

Stephens

Olin Garrison, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Olin Garrison, age 91 of 202 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the home of his son. A son of the late Tom C. and Rethy Murray Garri ...

White

Harold Roberts Jr., 73, Cleveland
Harold Roberts, Jr., age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born on March 25 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late ...
'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.