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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 9th, 2018

Forsyth

Oberene Gilleland, 101, Cumming
Oberene Gilleland, age 101, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in deat ...

Gwinnett

Kathryn A. Baird, 67, Buford
Kathryn A. Baird, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, George Michael Lawrence. She is survived by her son and da ...

Habersham

Toshiko Smith, 90, Demorest
Toshiko Smith, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. No Services are planned. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremato ...

Hall

Larry A. Phillips, 67, Flowery Branch
Larry A. Phillips, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kirk Phillips; parents, James and Louise Cagle ...
Geneva Mae Armour, 78, Lula
Geneva Mae Armour, age 78  of Lula, Ga. died Friday February 9, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.  Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday February 12, 2018 at ...
Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral servi ...
Mary Ellen Hatcher, 80, Gainesville
Our precious mother, Mary Ellen Hatcher of Gainesville, lost her long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on February 9, 2018 at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p ...
Mr. Donald Wilbert Markham, age 82, of Buford passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  Graveside Services will b ...

Jackson

Mr. Melvin Eugene “Gene” McConnell, Jr., age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born in Athens to the late Mel ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethellene Swafford McDougal, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 9, 2018.  Mrs. McDougal was the ...

Lumpkin

Frances D. Harms, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Deane Harms, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Mrs. Harms was born on March 2, 1925 to the late Oscar and Annie Mae Thurmond New. In addit ...
'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.