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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2015

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   Rev. James E. Helton, Sr.,  age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 20, 2015 at his residence.  He was born January 21, 1933 in Bethlehem, Georgia to ...

Gwinnett

Shawn Harlow, 39, Sugar Hill
Shawn Harlow, loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the age of 39. He resided with his wife, three wonderful children and ...

Habersham

Ricky Leroy Furniss, 56, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ricky Leroy Furniss, age 56, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe offi ...

Hall

Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, 82, Gainesville
Marie Joyce McLeod McCall, age 82, died Sunday, December 20th, 2015.   Joyce faithfully served the people in Rockdale County for many years retiring from the Tax Commiss ...
Betty Young, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty Young, 82, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Willowwood Nursing Center in Flowery Branch GA.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 2pm ...

Jackson

Faye Elizabeth Bonner, 65, Maysville
Faye Elizabeth Bonner, age 65 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday December 20, 2015. Mrs. Bonner was the daughter of the late Moody and Arletta Brock Hunter and was the widow of ...
Jerry Winford Dills, 66, Jefferson
Mr. Jerry Winford Dills, age 66, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Dills was born in Commerce to the l ...

Lumpkin

Melvin Leon Burson, 74, Dahlonega
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Melvin Leon Burson, age 74 of Dahlonega. The Rev. William “Bill ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Parnell Bondurant III, age 68 of Athens, Georgia who passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illn ...

Stephens

Lloyd Chaffin Lawson, 71, Toccoa
Loyd Chaffin Lawson, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. Born in Stephens County on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Mae Deal Lawso ...
David Larry Russell, 52, Toccoa
Mr. David Larry Russell, age 52 of 135 Brown Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of James and Faye Bra ...
'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.