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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 6th, 2014

Dawson

Ronald Griggs, 69, Dawsonville
Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Griggs was born September 12, 1944 in Gilmer Coun ...

Gwinnett

Grady Dover, 83, Buford
Grady Dover, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Allene Turner Dover. He is survived by his daugh ...

Habersham

Marion Ansley Brown, 72, Demorest
Marion Ansley Brown, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014.Mrs. Brown was born on March 4, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of the late Harol ...
Wreather Nell Sears, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Wreather Nell Sears, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Sears was born in Commerce to the late George and Cora Lee Hill ...

Hall

James Tunney 'JT' Ridings, 82, Gainesville
James Tunney "JT" Ridings, 82, of Gainesville, GA died on July 6, 2014. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Joseph and Allie Ridings. His beloved daughter, Cathy Ston ...

Jackson

Sarah Frances Dailey, 84, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sarah Frances Dailey, age 84, of Nicholson who passed away on Sunday July 6th, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ms. Dail ...

Rabun

David Warren Duck, 56, Clayton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Warren Duck, 56, of Clayton, Georgia, formerly of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. David was born in ...

Stephens

John Morris Laseter, 74, Toccoa
Mr. John Morris Laseter, age 74 passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. John was born December 19, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Bass High School and Memphis State Univers ...
'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.