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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 24th, 2015

Banks

Ben Preston Gordon, 79, Maysville
Mr. Ben Preston Gordon, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Gordon was born in Commerce to the late Willie F. and Vassie Lewalle ...

Forsyth

Joel 'Buddy' Burnett, 79, Cumming
Joel "Buddy" Burnett, age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was a member of Free Home Community Church. Buddy is survived by his wife Barbara Bu ...

Habersham

Brandi Browner, 35, Baldwin
Brandi Lashun Browner, age 35 of Baldwin, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 16, 1979, she was the daughter of J.L. ...
Donald Lee Southerland, 78, Kennesaw, originally from Habersham County
Donald Lee Southerland, age 78 of Kennesaw, GA passed away on February 8, 2015. Don was born in Habersham County, Georgia in 1936. He graduated from North Habersham High School in ...

Hall

Dorothy Laverne Brinkley-Edwards, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Janise Hunt and husband Lanre Magreola, Augus ...
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, Flowery Branch
Grace Rachel Millwood Lancaster, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
John Michael Hoyman, 48, Gainesville
Mr. John Michael Hoyman, age 48, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Memori ...
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, Gainesville
Kenneth H. Holtz, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the chapel of Little & Dave ...
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, Gainesville
Sandra Shaw Alderman, 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, died peacefully after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. She was born on November 7, 1939 in England. She is predeceased by he ...

Lumpkin

Edith Cleo Black Lance, 77, Dahlonega
Edith Cleo Black Lance, "Ma", age 77, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker, and of the Baptist ...
'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.