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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 3rd, 2018

Dawson

Marie Ann Luranc, 79, Dawsonville
Marie Ann Luranc, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in her home following a brief illness.  Marie was born in Utica, New York in 1938, the first ch ...

Forsyth

Mildred Imogene Bolton Allison, 80, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.  Mildred loved the outdoors and ga ...
Fairy Byrd Croy, 82, Cumming
Fairy Byrd Croy, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Fairy was a very loving and amazing wife, mother, and Nana. Survivors include her husband, Jack A. ...
Skylar Lane Picklesimer, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Skylar Lane Picklesimer, 3 month old daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Picklesimer, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her grandfat ...

Gwinnett

Michael Burdeshaw, 45, Suwanee
Michael Burdeshaw, age 45, of Suwanee, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.   No services are planned at this time.   Ingram Funeral Home & Cremator ...

Habersham

James Carlton Jarrell, Jr, 88, Clarkesville
  James Carlton Jarrell, Jr., age 88 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on ...

Hall

Mark David Allen, 55, Flowery Branch
Mark David Allen, age 55, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He is survived by his son, Joshua David Allen, Danielsville, GA and Daniel Jeremiah Allen, F ...
Betty Fennell Leonard, 85, Gainesville formerly of Cleveland
Betty Fennell Leonard, age 85 of Gainesville and formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born on July 14, 1932 in Clarkesville, Georgia, she was a daug ...
Antonia Sica, 94, Flowery Branch
Antonia Sica of Flowery Branch passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 94.  She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Bill, her parents, Onofio and Agostina, her sis ...
Patricia Ann "Pat" Minor, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" Minor, 81 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 3, 2017 at her residence Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Minor had lived in Hall County ...
Susan E. Newman, 56, Gainesville
Susan E. Newman of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning December 27, 2017. Susan was born in Newnan, Georgia on September 13th, 1961. She was a 1979 grad ...
  Ernest Council Williams, MD Beloved father and respected surgeon passed away at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia on January 3, 2018. He was born in Blowing ...

Lumpkin

Tony Waters, 70, Dahlonega
Tony Waters, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Tony attended Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Church in Dawsonville, GA. He was a mechanic for many years. ...
Larry Lane Cates, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Lane Cates, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Larry was born in Atlanta, GA on February 22, 1950 to the late Robert Carlton and Katherin ...

Other

Hunter Holman, 7, Ball Ground
Hunter Holman, age 7, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Survivors include his parents, Kimberly Holman and Justin Nash both of Ball Ground, GA.; grandparents, Dorthy Holm ...

White

Emory Ray Dover, 77, Cleveland
Emory Ray Dover, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Mr. Dover was born January 23, 1940 in Blairsville, GA to the late Grady and Cora Collins Dov ...
'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.