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Frank Speciale III, 42, Winder
Frank Speciale III, age 42 of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

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Harry Dean Maret, 80, Cumming
  Harry Dean Maret, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 6, 2015. Born in Atlanta, GA, Dean was preceded in death by his mother, Escar and father, Paul, and 3 brothers and ...

Gwinnett

Cecil Harold Johnson, 80, Sugar Hill
Cecil Harold Johnson, age 80 of Sugar Hill, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Hazel Marie Anderson Wood, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Anderson Wood of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Rev. Connie Berry, Rev. Raym ...

Hall

Dorothy 'Jean' Hodnett, 77, Gainesville
              Dorothy “Jean” Hodnett, 77, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at No ...
Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, Gainesville
              Linda Lee Seabolt Hulsey, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her residenc ...
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, Flowery Branch
Juluia R. (Judy) Meeks, 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.      &n ...

Jackson

Elijah Grant Buice, Inf, Jefferson
Mr. Elijah Grant Buice, infant son of Andrew and Tonya David Buice of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by ...

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Vangeng Yang, 91, Oxford
Vangneng Yang, age 91, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home.  The family will ...

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Jerry Lee Williams, 69, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Lee Williams age 69 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announces later by Barrett ...
Patricia Ruth Clark, 77, Cleveland
Patricia Ruth Clark, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born on June 22, 1937, in Cleveland, GA, to t ...
Ethel Campbell Ragan, 94, Cleveland
Heavens gates swung open wide as Mrs. Ethel Campbell Ragan age 94 of Cleveland went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband of 54 years the late Rev. Harry Ragan. Mrs. ...
Darrell Ray Willis Sr. age 53 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 6, 2015. Mr. Willis was born in Gainesville, Texas the son of the late Edgar Willis and Gladys Saturday. He was ...
'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.