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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 4th, 2014

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Wake Leon Davidson, 74, Alto
Wake Leon Davidson, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the residence.Mr. Davidson was born on May 18, 1940 in Alto, Georgia to the late Earl ...

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Danny Spear, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Spear, age 49, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence with family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, ...
Doris "Dot" Burkett, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014 at Pine Crest Baptist Church for Doris "Dot" Burkett, age 70 of Gainesville. The Dr. Mike Williams and Dr ...
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, 80, Clermont
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...
Willard D. Kanady, 62, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home for Willard Dean Kanady, 62, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Hillsid ...
'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.