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Local Obits for Thu. May 21st, 2015

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Sandra Ann Bentley, 71, Winder
Sandra Ann Bentley, age 71, of Winder passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...
R. L. Miller, 83, Winder
   Mr. R. L. Miller, age 83, of Winder, Georgia died May 21, 2015 at Agape’ Hospice in Winder.  Born in Bethlehem, Georgia he was a son of the late Herman and ...

Dawson

Parnell Goswick, 78, Dawsonville
Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born April 6, 1927 in Canton, Georgia to the late ...

Gwinnett

Vivian Couch Smith, 92, Sugar Hill
Vivian Couch Smith, age 92, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ebb and Josie Couch; brothers, Roy Couch and Henry C ...

Hall

Newman Earl Denney, 91, Gainesville
Newman Earl Denney, 91, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 following an extended illness.              Funeral ser ...
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, Rome, formerly of Gainesville
Virginia Justus Moody, 84, of Rome formally of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Joanne Gibbs Phillips, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Joanne Gibbs Phillips, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.       &nb ...
Dano E. Stone, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Dano E. Stone, age 42, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 21, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Greater Love Bap ...
Nancy Adams Thompson, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Adams Thompson, age 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 folowing an extended illness.  Mrs. Thompson was born July 4, 1939 in Gainesville ...

Jackson

Kristi Renee Quintana Maxwell, age 43 of Commerce, Georgia entered into rest Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian hospice with her husband at her side.  Kristi was b ...
Betty Brown Musgrave, 79, Hoschton
Betty Brown Musgrave, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mrs. Musgrave was a member of The Church of Hoschton. She loved her family, Tuni the dog and Schooner ...
Carolyn Louise Newsom, 97, Auburn
Carolyn Louise Newsom, age 97, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  Mrs. Newsom was employed with the DeKalb County Fleet Maintenance for over 20 years. She was sur ...

Lumpkin

Mr. John (Jack) Joseph Hartzell of Dahlonega, Ga and formerly of Boca Raton Florida, passed away on May 20th, 2015 following a brief illness.  Mr. Hartzell was a Fire Marshall ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Nell Kellar Simmons, age 76 of 378 Simmons Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Jimmie Christoph ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Carolyn Jean 'Jeannie"Chiara.   Born March 30th, 1951 in New York, she was a military daughter, ...
'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.