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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 27th, 2015

Habersham

Haroldine Little Martin, 90, Cornelia
Haroldine Little Martin, 90, of Cornelia passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be ...
Randy Keller, 54, Clarkesville
Randy Keller, age 54, of Clarkesville, passed away on February 27, 2014.Born on September 8, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a son of the late Rogers and Vera Mae Phillips Keller ...

Hall

Bill C. Jones, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Bill C. Jones, 72 of Gainesville died Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Dew ...
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, Lula
Cecil Grady Raines, 80, of Lula died February 27, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Deke Richards, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Deke Richards, 71 of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Deke was born October 9, 1943 in Augusta, Georgia, but had liv ...
Ervin Warren Head, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday March 2, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Ervin Warren Head age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Lanier Tatum will offici ...
Harold Dewitt Browning, 85, Clermont
Harold Dewitt Browning was born February 22, 1930 and passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ree Browning, daughters and sons in law, Ela ...
Leon Padgett, 73, Flowery Branch
Leon Padgett, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lorena H. Padgett. He is survived by his wif ...
Mellie Evelyn Mangum, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mellie Evelyn Mangum, age 80 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wages will offi ...
Sandy Clark O'Brien, 62, Gainesville
Sandy Clark O'Brien age 62 of Gainesville, formerly of Albany, Ga. Died Friday February 27, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga.A celebration of life is planned for 3 pm Thursday March 5, ...

Jackson

Janice Pledger Logan, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Pledger Logan, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Logan was born in Athens, G ...
Mary Sue Love Pethel, 71, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Sue Love Pethel, age 71 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Pethel was born in Pender ...

Stephens

Bobby Ray Rickman, 62, Martin
Mr. Bobby Ray Rickman, age 62 of 1314 Avalon Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Fred and Drucie Mae Williams Rickman, he ...
Rev. Walter Eugene Poole, Jr., age 86 of 73 Hickory Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Walter E. Poole, Sr. and Ella ...
'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.