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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 15th, 2015

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William G. Maddox, 52, Statham
William G. Maddox, age 52 of Statham, GA passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015. Mr. Maddox was the son of the late William C. and Rachel Joyce Metcalf Maddox. He was a self emp ...

Forsyth

Emma Akins Shoemake, 83, Cumming
  Emma Akins Shoemake, age 83, born June 26, 1932 passed away on October 15, 2015 Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Byars Funeral ...

Jackson

Jimmy C. Whitlock, 73, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy C. Whitlock, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson to the late Samuel Lee and Ethel Wilson Wh ...

Lumpkin

Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, 87, Dahlonega
Peter "Pete" Paul Benna, age 87 of Dahlonega , passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 following an extended illness. Pete was born in Milwaukee, WI. and later mov ...
Janet Lynn Palmer, 57, Dahlonega
Janet Lynn Palmer, age 57, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Hall County on March 3, 1958 to p ...
'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.