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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 27th, 2015

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Vonda Sue Cooper, 55, Statham
Vonda Sue Cooper, age 55, of Statham passed away Friday, November 27, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Catherine Ivy Taylor, 78, Winder
 Mrs. Catherine Ivy Taylor, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 26,  2015.  Born in Duluth, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ethel Garmo ...

Forsyth

Timothy "Tim" J. Sotack, age 69, of Forsyth County, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Tim loved to travel, golf, bake, and entertain.  He is preceded i ...

Gwinnett

Winnie H. “Polly” Thornton, age 92 of Buford, GA died Friday, November 27, 2015. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Mem ...
Josephine F. “Josie” Wilson, 94, of Suwanee, GA died on November 27, 2015.   Born in Ambler, PA she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Frances Primo. The fa ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Fain Colston, 87, Demorest
Jessie Mae Fain Colston, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Colston was born o ...
Larry Smith, 61, Cornelia
Larry Smith, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born in Habersham County on January 21, 1954, he was a son of the late Noble and Lizzie Payne Smith. Mr. ...

Hall

Johnny C. Brock, 75, Gillsville
?Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 pm Monday Nov. 30, 2015 in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Johnny C. Brock 75 of Gillsville, Ga. with Interment to f ...
Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, 76, Gainesville
               Irene Pickelsimer Cochran, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at Nort ...
Mr. James "Jim" Francis Cook, Sr. of Gainesville passed away Friday November 27,2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday ...
Jewell Elveta McGraw, 79, Gainesville
       Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday November 30, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Elveta McGraw, age 79, of Ga ...
Billy Dean Thompson Sr., 80, of Oakwood passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Peachtree Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, De ...
Mary Malena Twiggs, 45, Gillsville
Ms. Mary Malena Twiggs age 45 of Gillsville passed away on Friday November 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Nona Harrison Whitmire, 106, Gainesville
Mrs. Nona Harrison Whitmire, age 106, of Gainesville, Georgia died Thursday, November 26, 2015.                 Born on September 7, 1909 ...
Deacon Bennie Neal Williams, 71, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Deacon Bennie Neal  Williams (71) of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:00 AM, New Life Missi ...
Margie N. Wilson, 68, Lula
Margie N. Wilson, 68, of Lula, died Friday November 27, 2015.  Margie was born in White County on March 17, 1947 to the late Harvey and Catherine Coker. In addition to her ...

Other

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, Somerville, TN
Lloyd James Gilreath, age 79, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Jean Powell Gilreath, departed this life Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at the Bolivar General Hos ...

Stephens

Mrs. Agnes Blanche Sims Lewallen, age 74 of 416 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 27, 2015 at Habersham Medical Center.   A daughter of the la ...
Hubert “Junior” Simmons                        & ...
'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.