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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2015

Banks

Thelma Brewer, 97, Lula
Thelma Chambers Brewer, age 97, of Lula, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015.Funeral services are 2 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...

Forsyth

David E. Webster, 81, Cumming
David E. Webster, age 81, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David attended Salem United Methodist Church in Dawson County. He was a Past Master of Georgia Lodge ...
Kelly Wayne Standridge, 56, Cumming
Kelly Wayne Standridge, born February 1, 1959, died February 20, 2015. He was the son of the late Kelly Standridge and Janie Phillips Standridge. Wayne is survived by his daughter, ...
Marie Martin, 77, Cumming
Marie Martin, age 77, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Ch ...

Habersham

Ruth Dill Alexander, 86, Mt. Airy
Ruth Dill Alexander, age 86, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Alexander was born on August 13, 1928 in Habersham County ...

Hall

Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, Flowery Branch
Cindy Lee Smigelsky, 56, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Smigelsky was born on April 20, 1 ...
Darline B. Anderson, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Darline B. Anderson, 90 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday February 20, 2015.Private Family Funeral services will be held.Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, ...
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, Alto
Martha Jo Simmons, 85, of Alto, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesda ...
Thomas Joseph Haggerty, 31, Flowery Branch
Thomas Joseph Haggerty "TJ" by all that knew him, from Flowery Branch, Georgia, died un-expectantly on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 31 years old. Survived by his mother ...
Vicente Galvan, 73, Gillsville
Mr. Vicente Galvan, age 73 of Gillsville, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Wilbur Eugene 'Gene' Lowe, 93, Gainesville
Wilbur Eugene "Gene" Lowe, age 93, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are sc ...

Jackson

Vans Randell Brinson Clinkscales, Commerce, Georgia passed Thursday morning at her residence, Traynham , after a brief illness. She was born to Benjamin Wardlaw and Floride Randell ...

Lumpkin

Marty Joe Howard, 56, Dawsonville
Marty Joe Howard, age 56, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Friday February 20, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness.Marty was born in Gainesville, GA January 1 ...

Rabun

Jean S. Keener, 70, Tiger
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 20, 2015.Jean was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirl ...
'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.