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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 7th, 2018

Gwinnett

Dr. James Charles McCain, devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather of Dacula, GA passed away Jan. 7, 2018 at the age of 80. He was born in LaGrange, GA o ...
Bille R. Ramey, 82, Dacula
Billy R. Ramey, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Patsy F. Ramey; parents, Cleamon and Birdi ...

Habersham

Willis Howard Thomason, 82, Mt. Airy
  Funeral services for Willis Howard Thomason, age 82, of Mt. Airy will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Chris York, Rev ...
Samuel Allen Williams, 68, Cornelia
Samuel Allen Williams, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to express online condolence ...

Hall

Eugenia Deaton, 90, Gainesville
The family of Eugenia Deaton (Mrs. Hubert J. Deaton, Jr.) is saddened to announce her passing after a brief illness. She died in Gainesville, GA at 90 years of age. Genie was bo ...
Howard Lee Davis, 76, Clermont
Howard Lee Davis, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 surrounded by his adoring family. Howard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  H ...

Jackson

Derith M. Landry, 92, Hoschton
Mrs. Derith M. Landry, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Angel Gardens, surrounded by her family. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date ...
Cecil Adair Blackstock age 94, of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at New Horizons Lanier Park after an extended illness. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife ...
Raoul Jean Fouquet, Jr, 63, Commerce
Raoul Jean Fouquet, Jr. age 63 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 07, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Jan. 28, 1954 in Akron, OH, Mr. Fouquet was the son of the l ...
Marion “CB” Lee Meaders, Sr., age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.   Born on Dec. 14, 1943 in West Point, MS, he was the son of the late ...

Other

Nancy Beck, 84, Stockbridge
Nancy Beck, 84, of McDonough, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday January 6, 2018 at Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge following a period of declining health. Born Septembe ...

Rabun

Bruce Frederick Sekeres, age 76, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away on January 7, 2018. He was the son of the late Julius Sekeres and Caroline Poplar Sekeres and was born June 6, 1 ...

Stephens

Betty Anderson Fuller, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Betty Anderson Fuller, age 84, of Poplar Street in Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. A daughter of the late Floyd and Edna Belle Hulsey Anderson, she ...
Larry Mark Shirley, 51, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Mark Shirley, age 51 of Branden Berry Drive in Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of Mrs. Ruby Pless Norris and th ...

White

June W. Smith, 81, Cleveland
June W. Smith, age 81, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Lithonia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born on ...
'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.