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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 31st, 2014

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Jimmy Jackson Conley, 79, Winder
Jimmy Jackson Conley, age 79, of Winder passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. P ...

Dawson

Steven Lewis, 48, Dawsonville
Steven "Steve" Lewis, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 31, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born February 12, 1966 in Ft. Ben ...

Gwinnett

Melinda Anne Freeman Stancel, age 56 of Grayson, GA died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 after an extended illness.Funeral service will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Habersham

Rachel Mae Wood Franklin, 76, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Rachel Mae Wood Franklin, age 76, of Mt. Airy will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Walter Singletary, Rev. ...

Hall

Betty Ann Wilson, 87, Murrayville
Betty Ann Wilson, 87, of Murrayville, GA., passed away December 31, 2014 following an extended illness. Born on October 15, 1927 in Columbus, GA., she was the daughter of the late ...
Betty Wilson, 87, Murrayville
Betty Wilson, 87, of Murrayville passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the chapel of Little & D ...
John B. (J.B.) Shope Jr., 90, Gainesville
Mr. John B. (J.B.) Shope, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, Janua ...

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Flora Heck Hoysradt, 92, Hoschton
Flora Heck Hoysradt, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...

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Mrs. Jimmie Westmoreland Davis, age 88 of 659 Whispering Pines Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, GA. A daughte ...
Rosie Lee Freeman Ash, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Rosie Lee Freeman Ash, age 86 of 197 Fern Point Drive, Apt, 206, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehab in Cleveland, Georgia.A d ...
'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.