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Local Obits for Thu. May 14th, 2015


Linda Lou Akins, 70, Homer
Linda Lou Akins, age 70, of Homer, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay and Beulah Frady Akins.  She is survived by h ...
James Roy Brooks, 90, Maysville
           Mr. James Roy Brooks, age 90 of Maysville died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  M ...
May 14th, 2015, our dear mother, Grace Carroll Pittman, went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She passed peaceful with her family at bedside. She was a very special lady that t ...


Richard Brock, 83, Winder
     Mr. W. Richard Brock, age 83, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 14, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Barrow County he was a son of the late Henry and W ...


Dean Alan Miller, 55, Dawsonville
Dean Alan Miller, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 14, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born December 28, 1959 in Bluffton, Ohio.  Previously o ...


Edwin Andrews, 77, Baldwin
      Edwin Andrews, age 77 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on December 27, 193 ...


Howard Clifton “Cliff” Bruce Jr., age 55 of Lula, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Bruce was born October 26, 1959 in Kennesaw to Howard Clif ...
Velma Darracott England, 87, Flowery Branch
Velma Darracott England, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Charles E. England; par ...
Geraldine Jones, 86, Gainesville
           Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Crowe Skinner Jones, age 86, will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m ...
Steven Michael Peters, 53, Gainesville
Mr. Steven Michael Peters, 53, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. There will be private services held at a la ...
Barbara Ann West, 79, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 16, 2015 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Barbara Ann West age 79 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack will ...
Louvenia Harper Young, 79, Oakwood
Mrs. Louvenia Harper Young was a lifetime resident of Hall County.  She was born in Flowery Branch on December 22nd 1935.  Louvenia entered into rest on Th ...


Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87, Jefferson
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...
Rev. Gerald Alexander Mitton, 87 of Jefferson, GA, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Rev. Mitton is better known to most as “Preacher ...


Robert L. 'Bob' Radosta, 57, Alpharetta
Robert L. “Bob” Radosta, age 57 of Alpharetta, GA died Thursday, May 14, 2015. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...


Mrs. Marie Janett Maxwell Carter, age 100, of Toccoa, passed away May 14, 2015 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa. Born March 19, 1915, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the la ...


Judith Dianne Lowrey, 59, Cleveland
Judith Dianne Lowrey, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...
'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.