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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2015

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Alvin B. Conyers, 62, Auburn
A Graveside Service for Mr. Alvin B. Conyers, age 62, of Auburn, Georgia will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Mellwood Cemetery with Pastor Mike Day of ...

Dawson

Rev. James Samuel Cranford, 93, Dawsonville
Rev. James Samuel (Sam) Cranford, age 93 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Sam was a loving brother to all of his siblings. He was a licensed minister and a ...

Forsyth

Dale Clarke Franz,, 51, Cumming
Dale Clarke Franz, 51, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Cumming, GA. He is survived by his wife, Ninette Sauro Franz; his children, Nicolas (b. 1991), ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Iva Lou Hunter Sullivan, age 89, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Sullivan; and daughter, Linda Burg ...
Shane Taylor Carnes, 28, Lawrenceville
Shane Taylor Carnes, age 28, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Carnes, age 3 years, Hoschton, GA and McKenzie Pr ...

Hall

J. Rufus Smallwood, 93, Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville
Mr. J. Rufus Smallwood, 93 of Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville died Friday February 6, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living in Fayetteville.Born in Hall County, Mr. Smallwood ...

Jackson

Betty J. Hanson Shell, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty J. Hanson Shell, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Mrs. Shell was born in Rome, Georgia, a dau ...
Raymond Harrison Higley, 66, Hoschton
Raymond Harrison Higley, age 66, of Hoschton passed away at his home Friday, February 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Higley was an United States Army Veteran and served in ...
Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Warren Ralph Thompson, age 84, of Commerce who passed away on February 6th, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph and Grace Bar ...

Rabun

Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday February 6, 2015. Youngest Child born to Alfred and Caroline A ...
'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.