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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 7th, 2015

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LaVern Jones, 73, Winder
Mrs. LaVern Jones, age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 7, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Hall County, she wa ...

Forsyth

Edna Grace McBrayer Wheeler, age 91, of Cumming, passed away January 7, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County where she was a homemaker and loved gardening. Edna wa ...
Evelyn Crawford Cochran, 91, of Cumming, GA died on January 7, 2015 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Atlanta, GA she was the daughter of the late Mahmond and Thelma Johnson C ...
James Tanner Conrad, 25, Cumming
James Tanner Conrad, age 25, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Tanner was a man whose priorities were his friends and loved ones. He was loved by all who met him ...

Gwinnett

Ella Mae Wilson Merritt, age 100, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Brookside Assisted Living where she has resided for the past fifteen years. She was pr ...
Mark Hughes, 82, Lawrenceville
Mark Hughes, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, David Mark Hughes; parents, Mark L. and Lula Hughes; sist ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Alice Stamey Moore Ward, age 83 of Alto, will be held at 2 PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service i ...
Lloyd Cecil Smith, 52, Alto
Lloyd Cecil Smith, age 52 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at his residence. Born in Demorest, Georgia on September 2, 1962, he was a son of the late J.E. Smith and ...

Hall

David Coupe Smith, 58, Lula
David Coupe Smith, 58, of Lula passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 12, 20 ...
Dorothea Margaret Diehl Cotter, age 89, of Gainesville Ga, formerly of Bedford PA and North Fort Myers FL died Sunday, January 4, 2015. She was born March 19, 1925, the daughter o ...
Kelli Larette Nix age 44 of Copperhill, TN formerly of Hall County, passed away Wednesday January 7, 2015. A visitation will be held on Sunday January 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6: ...
Mary Frances Dixon, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Frances Dixon, age 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. A Celebration of life service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015, ...
Michael Justin Ward, 33, Gainesville
Michael Justin Ward, age 33, of Gainesville, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, Georgia on January 17, 1981. He was preceded in death ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Thurston Gray Harris, Jr., of Homer, who passed away on Wednesday January 7th, 2015. He was the son of the late Thurston Gray H ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Claudia Jane Brown Daniels, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, December 31st, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth following a year long battle with Cancer.Born in Cobb Co ...

Other

Frank Culpepper Wood, 76, Atlanta
Frank Culpepper Wood, age 76 of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was a Gun Smith by trade and a life time member of the N. R. A. Survivors include his son, ...

Stephens

Mr. William "Herby" Terrell Smith, age 81 of 31 Crawford Way, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late F ...

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Corbett Baker, 81, Cleveland
Corbett McKinley Baker, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Baker was born on September 3, 1933, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Le ...
'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.