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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Robert Leon McCann, 83, Cumming
Robert Leon McCann, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Bob loved flying and had logged over 19,000 hours. He enjoyed traveling, boating, sailing and the break ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Benjamin L. (Benny) Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smi ...
Benny Smith, 67, Buford
Mr. Benny Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smith Davis; and ...

Hall

Annie M. Addison, 90, Gainesville
Annie M. Addison, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm in the ...
Anthony Poole, 43, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Anthony Poole age 43 of Gainesville, GA will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 pm at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street SE Gaine ...
Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, of Gainesville died Friday July 26, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Janice was a graduate of Gainesville High School Class ...
Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69 of Gainesville died Saturday July 27, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. At the families request Mr. Kennedy will be cremat ...

Other

Gloria Patricia Evans, 79, Marietta
Gloria Patricia Evans retired Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, Teacher age 79, died July 26th after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Born in Canton, Mrs. Evans lived in Marie ...
Peggy Jean North, 80, Atlanta
Peggy Jean North, born July 6, 1933 in Enigma, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Floyd Summer and Li ...
'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.