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Local Obits for Wed. May 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Rebecca Royal Jacobs, 92, of Cumming, GA died on May 27, 2015.  Born in Walton County, GA on September 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John and Adabel Jones Ro ...

Habersham

Barbara Anne McElhannon McCoy, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. McCoy was born on July 12, 1935 in Athens, Georgia to the late John Hen ...

Hall

Violet M. Jones, 83, Gainesville
Graveside Services will be held 4:00pm Friday May 29, 2015 at  Hillside Memorial Gardens for Violet M. Jones, 83, of Gainesville. Randy Ragan will officiate. The F ...

Jackson

Ronnie Terrell Smith, 66, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Terrell Smith, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce to the late Rogers and Faith Dixon Smith.  He was a member ...

Other

Timothy Dale Maloch, 46, Winterville
Timothy Dale Maloch, age 46, of Winterville passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Maloch was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed music; the guitar being his favorite instrument.  H ...

Rabun

Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  She ...
'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.