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Local Obits for Fri. May 15th, 2015

Habersham

David Michael Nelms, 52, Demorest
  David Michael Nelms, age 52, of Demorest, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015. Born on February 5, 1963, in Demorest, he was a son of Grover Lee Nelms and the late Hazel ...

Hall

Christopher Joseph Walker, Jr. M.D.  (Kit) passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. Dr. Walker is preceded in death by his parents Christopher Joseph Walker, Sr. an ...
Rita J├Ąger, Gainesville
Rita “Kaye” Jäger 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2 ...
Emmitt William White Sr., 92, Gainesville
Emmitt William White, Sr., age 92 of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Morningside Assisted Living, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of al ...

Jackson

Dorothy Austin, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mrs. Dorothy Austin age 68, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Friday May 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of the late ...
Jack Thompson, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jack L. Thompson, Jr., 74, of Nicholson died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Watkinsville to the late, Jack L. Thompson, Sr. and Bonnie Hit ...

Other

Robert C. Fowler, 72, Newborn
Mr. Robert C. Fowler, age 72, of Newborn passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital, following an extended illness.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Mond ...
'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.