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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 15th, 2015

Forsyth

John Emory Franklin, Jr., age 73 of Cumming, formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emory, Sr. and Franc ...

Hall

Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, Maysville
Fannie Lou Sisk Helton, 88, of Maysville passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center. Services will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:30 ...
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr, 48, Gainesville
Robert Joseph Danforth, Jr., 48, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Sue Hill, 82, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Dorothy Sue Hill 82 of Commerce who died Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Perry and Bertha Helen ...
Edwina Emily Ortiz, 45, Braselton
Ms. Edwina Emily Ortiz, age 45, of Braselton passed away February 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sund ...
Wade Keith Waters, 51, Talmo
Mr. Wade Keith Waters, age 51 of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Februar ...

Rabun

Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County, GA and was the daugh ...
'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.