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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Robert Allen Clanton, 57, Cumming
Mr. Robert Allen Clanton, age 57, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   Robert was born in Atlanta on February 18, 1960 to the late Levi William and Alma D ...

Gwinnett

Richard A. Lindeborg, 70, Sugar Hill
Richard A. Lindeborg, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. Lindeborg is survived by his wife of thirty years, Linda Ray Lindeborg, Sugar Hill, ...
James Irvin McKinnon, Sr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. James Irvin McKinnon, Sr. was born on July 10, 1948 to Willie James McKinnon and Emma ...

Habersham

Rev. John Avery Mote age 78 of Alto, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 3, 1939, he was a son of the late Odus and Fannie Tomlin ...

Hall

Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, 95, Murrayville
Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, age 95 of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, following an extended illness. She was cared for at home by her daugh ...
Michael V. Ragone, N/A, Gainesville
Dr. Michael V. Ragone  of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 after a long battle with a rare disease.  Mike was born in Bronx, New York, which proba ...
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84, Gainesville
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 22, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Mrs. Reeves had lived in Calhoun fo ...
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, 85, Lula
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, age 85, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   She was a lifelong resident of Lula, GA and the first charter member listed on ...

Jackson

Mary Thomas Fricks, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Thomas Fricks, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hartwell Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Fricks was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Clara Purc ...
James Bryan "Huck" Sorrow, 62, Jefferson
Mr. James Bryan “Huck” Sorrow, age 62, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorrow was born in Charlotte, NC to the late James Ve ...

Stephens

Sandra Lee Black, 61, Toccoa
Ms. Sanda Lee Black, age 61, of Edward Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. The daughter of William J. and Jeanne Weaver Black, she was born July 31, 1956 i ...
Marvin Lee Moore, 57, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Moore, age 57, of Ruby Street in Toccoa passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Ga. The son of Mrs. Doris Hunnicut ...
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died