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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 17th, 2014

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Sarah Jo 'Jody' Kiley, 86, Winder
Mrs. Sarah Jo "Jody" Kiley age 86, of Winder, Georgia went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Edward Charles Barnes, 50, Cumming
Edward Charles Barnes, 50, of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Edward was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed NASCAR and football. He is ...
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, Cumming
Marsha Ann Salter, 57, of Cumming, GA died at her home on December 17, 2014 after a long battle with cancerArrangements are incomplete.Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonalda ...

Gwinnett

Sara L. Jones, 92, Buford
Sara L. Jones, age 92, of Buford, GA, formerly of Climax, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Jones, and son-in-law, Frank ...

Habersham

Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MD formerly of Habersham
Viola Tabor Chambers, 96, Gaithersburg, MDFuneral services for Viola Tabor Chambers, age 96 of Gaithersburg, Maryland and formerly of Habersham County will be held on Sunday, Decem ...

Hall

Eugene R. Neff, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. Eugene R. Neff, 70, of Flowery Branch died December 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. The ...
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, Gainesville
Frankie (Brownie) Smallwood, 89, of Gainesville, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Born in Gainesville, GA. on September 16, 1925, Mrs. Smallw ...
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, Gillsville
Joyce Frankum Seabolt, 82, of Gillsville, Ga passed away on December 17, 2014. Born in Cleveland Ga., on July 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William L. Frankum Sr., and ...
Preston D. Wright, 66, Gainesville
Preston D. Wright, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born October 17, 1948 in La Plata, MD to the ...
Wendell Austin, 77, Gainesville
Wendell Austin age 73 of Gainesville GA passed away on Wednesday. Memorial Services will be held on Monday at Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home at 7pm. Professional Services Ent ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Annie Blanche Cartledge Andrews, age 86, of Commerce who passed away on Wednesday December 17th, 2014. She was the daughter of ...
Ollie Mae Lewis, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Ollie Mae Lewis, age 89 of Commerce died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Lewis was born in Nicholson to the late, Jesse C. and Ertie Barnett ...

Other

Mrs. Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, age 73 of Ellijay, Georgia passed on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, at North Georgia Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, bo ...
Francis Edward Allen, 86, New York City
Francis Edward Allen, age 86, of New York City, New York, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.Born on August 3, 1928, in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late F ...

Stephens

Howard Lamar Simmons, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Howard Lamar Simmons, age 83 of 1267 Brookhaven Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A son of the late Rufus ...
'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.