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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 27th, 2015

Forsyth

John Joseph Dumphy, 78, Cumming
John Joseph Dumphy, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday June 27, 2015. Born August 29, 1936 in Worcester, MA to the late T. Francis and Mary Dumphy, he had lived in Forsyth ...
Frank B. (Big Daddy) Pounds, Sr. age 91, of Cumming passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Pounds served in World War II. He was a former member and Ordained ...
Cecil Tidwell, 65, Cumming
Cecil Tidwell, age 65, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lee Tidwell Sr. and 7 siblings.   C ...

Habersham

Raymond Holbrooks, 81, Baldwin
  Raymond Holbrooks, age 81 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Toccoa, ...
Heidi McGrew, 69, Helen
Heidi McGrew, age 69, of Helen, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Ms. McGrew was born on May 26, 1946 in Germany to Wiegand and Lina Marställer. She was a m ...

Hall

Jack Clyburn Miller, 92, Hoschton
Mr. Jack Clyburn Miller, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Jeanne K. Nye, 89, Gainesville
?Jeanne K. Nye, 89, of Gainesville, died Saturday June 27, 2015.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory.

Jackson

Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, 104, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Xerlan Hazen Swaffar, age 104, of Jefferson GA, who passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Mrs. Swaffar was born on a farm near Cent ...
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., 62, Hoschton
Bernard Lynn Webb, Jr., age 62, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family wi ...

Lumpkin

Pegi Lauren Black, 68, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pegi Lauren Black, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga following the return of an extended illness. Born in Pari ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Betty Ann Shirley Lawson, age 85, of 762 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Athens Regional Medical Center.   A daughter of th ...

White

Jonathan Barnes Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jonathan Barnes Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland. John passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral services are schedule ...
Jonathon Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Jonathon Johnson, 80 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at his residence following a period of declining health.  Funeral arrangements are in complete and will b ...
Geneva Turner, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Geneva Turner, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born on April 7, 1928 to the late Fred and Annie Garmon Gil ...
'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.