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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 17th, 2015

Forsyth

Rebecca Elaine Thurmond, 89, of Cumming, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born in Parrott GA on ...

Gwinnett

Richard Gray Liddell, 61, Buford
Richard Gray Liddell, 61, of Buford, GA passed away on January 17, 2015 following a brief battle with melanoma. Born January 23, 1953, Rick grew up in Doraville, GA and graduate ...

Habersham

Marvin Jay Walden, Jr., 62, Clarkesville
Marvin "Jay" Walden Jr., age 62 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Walden was born September 24, 1952 in Cla ...

Hall

James Herbert Gravitt, 94, Gainesville
Mr. James Herbert Gravitt age 94 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Lounell Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounell Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday January ...
Lounelle Finch, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lounelle Finch age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday January 17, 2015 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Margaret Patton Caudelle, age 84 of Lula, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at her residence. Born in Hall County on March 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Patt ...
W.F. Sims, 83, Gillsville
Mr. W.F. "Dub" Sims age 83 of Gillsville, Georgia was called home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Addie W. Dills, 82, Hoschton
Mrs. Addie W. Dills, age 82, of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Dill was born in Commerce to the late Bee Hawks and Dessie Evelyn Tu ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Donald Martin, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Donald Martin, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Martin was born in Dahlonega to the late Edgar and Martha Sayne Martin. H ...

Other

Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, Woodstock
Katherine Marie Hendrix, 90, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Woodstock.Marie is preceded in death by her hu ...
'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.