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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2015

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Frances Hall, 80, Statham
   Mrs. Frances Hall, age 80, of Statham, Georgia died May 16, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Will and Sarah Adeline Watkins Chambers.  ...
Jonathon Corey Wells, 26, Winder
Jonathan Corey Wells, age 26, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-65 ...

Forsyth

Alma Geist Cap, 98, Cumming
Alma Geist Cap, 98, of Cumming, GA, originally from Califon, NJ and longtime resident of Perth Amboy, NJ, passed away at the Embracing Hospice Center in Cumming, GA on May 16, 2015 ...

Gwinnett

Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, Buford
Meredith Ann Forlenza, 33, of Buford, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, at her home, after a 10-month battle against triple negative breast cancer.   Meredith’s ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginnie' Brown, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia "Ginnie" Brown, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia arrived at her heavenly home Saturday, May 16, 2015.         &nbs ...
John Lee Givogre, III, 20, Gainesville
John Lee Givogre, III, age 20, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Saturday, May 16, 2015.           &nb ...
Delta Austin Smith, 97, Cumming
  Delta Austin Smith, 97, passed away May 16, 2015, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edward Smith.   She is survived by fiv ...
Carrie Hazel (Williams) Wright, 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her residence.           ...

Jackson

Mac Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mac Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Funeral Services are incomplete at thi ...
Samuel MacArthur Cates, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel MacArthur “Mack” Cates, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Mr. Cates ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Ruth Lewallen Lawson, 88, who passed away on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Mrs. Lawson was the daughter of the late John W ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Clinton Scott O’Neal, age 28, of Tucker who passed away on May 16th, 2015. He was the son of the late Michael D. O’N ...

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Jane (Clara) Christopher, age 62, of Canton, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Walter Christopher.  She is survived ...

Stephens

Wesley Kyle Teate, 16, Martin
Wesley Kyle Teate, age 16, of 79 Julian Westmoreland Drive, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.   A son of David Teate ...

White

Phyllis Mongue, 93, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Mongue age 93 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, May16, 2015 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by ...
'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.