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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 20th, 2018

Banks

Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...

Forsyth

Brenda Arlene Williams, 75, Cumming
Brenda Arlene Williams, 75 of Cumming GA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonald ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...

Gwinnett

Ioan Berar, 89, Snellville
Ioan Berar, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...
Fritz Noble, 53, Buford
Mr. Fritz Noble, age 53, of Buford passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prince of Peace Cathol ...
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr, 82, Snellville
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ruth Clary and Eunice Skinner. He is ...

Habersham

William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. An online guest register is avail ...
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, 68, Demorest
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, he was a son of the l ...
William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Mitchell, Georgia on January 30, 1965, he was a son of Nell Stewart Downs of Mitchell a ...

Hall

David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...

Other

Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr, 52, Murphy, NC formerly of Gainesville
Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr., 52, of Murphy NC formerly of Gainesville passed away January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on October 1, ...

Stephens

Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...

White

Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
'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.