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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 17th, 2015

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Oliver "Pete" Swords, 87, Winder
Mr. Oliver “Pete” Swords, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army, The United States Air ...

Dawson

George Abee, 73, Dawsonville
George Abee, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 17, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born February 25, 1942 in Lumpkin County to the late F ...

Forsyth

Howard Edward Dale, 71, Cumming
Howard Edward Dale, 71, of Cumming passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence following and extended illness. Mr. Dale was born on July 31, 1943 in Gainesville to th ...
Matthew Hughes, 44, Cumming
Matthew Hughes , age 44 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Loy Whitt, Newman and Olure Hughes.   He is ...
Joyce Brooks Summers, 84, Cumming
Joyce Brooks Summers, age 84 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015.  She was an avid Braves Baseball fan, loved her Lord, and her Church and her family. ...

Habersham

Carrie Ledford Black, 77, Demorest
Carrie “Carol” Ledford Black, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. Mrs. Ledford was born on July 30, 1937 in Clayto ...

Hall

Ruby Roberts Edge, 86, Gainesville
Ruby Roberts Edge age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday April 17, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday April 18, 2015 at the funeral home, and again on Sun ...

Jackson

Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, 71, Jefferson
Rufus Pharr Bradshaw, age 71, of Jefferson passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw loved his family and gospel music.  He was survived by his son Stanley Bradsh ...
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, 76, Braselton
Marilyn Gossage Donnell, age 76, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, Pendergrass
Jonathan Nathallen Ladon Nix, 25, of Pendergrass passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Winder Barrow Hospital following an auto accident. Mr. Nix was born on October 12, 1989 ...

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Linda Bernedett Chew, 72, Johns Creek
Linda Bernadett (Moore) Chew, 72, of Johns Creek, GA, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at home.  Born in Martinsville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lemmie and Ge ...

Stephens

Travis Wayne Banks, 58, Toccoa
Mr. Travis Wayne Banks, age 58 of 118 Merritts Circle, Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.             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.