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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Jessie Lee Woody, 80, Cumming
     Jessie Lee Woody, 80, of Cumming passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Jessie was preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

John G. Chamblee, 85, Buford
John G. Chamblee, age 85 of Buford, GA died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Christian Church. Rev. Bob Mahon a ...

Habersham

Wanda June Sutton Gross, 81, Demorest
Graveside services for Wanda June Sutton Gross, age 81 of Clarkesville and formerly of Atlanta will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Westview Cemetery in Atlan ...
Gerald Keith Palmer, 82, Cornelia
Gerald Keith Palmer, age 82, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at home.  The 8th of 10 children of Andrew and Stella King Palmer, he was born November 25, 1932 in Habersham Co ...

Hall

Modree Grogan Bowers, 89, Gainesville
Modree Grogan Bowers, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.           Funeral services are sched ...
Emory “Alwin” Bagwell, 82, Flowery Branch
                Emory “Alwin” Bagwell, 82, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, June ...
Lawrence E. Eschen, 94, Gainesville
Lawrence E. Eschen, 94, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 22, 1920 in Suffern, New York, Mr. Eschen wa ...
Charles Neil Kelley, 77, Gainesville
  Charles Neil Kelley (“Neil”), age 76, passed away on June 9, 2015 after an extended illness.  Neil is the son of Charlie and Frances Kelley of Loganville ...
Jimmie Lou Dean Little, 80, Gillsville
           Jimmie Lou Dean Little, 80, of Gillsville passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at her residence.   &n ...

Jackson

Ronnie Carver, 64, Jefferson
Ronnie Carver, age 64, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.  He loved to fish and watch NASCAR.  Mr. Carver was survived by his sons J.C. Carver and wife Elain ...

Other

Gregory Alan Zelmer, 25, Atlanta
Gregory Alan Zelmer, 25, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015.  Gregory was the son of Karen S. Fetters, and the late Glen A. Zelmer.  Gre ...

Rabun

Memorial services for Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter age 68, of Clayton, will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM, from the residence of Paul McDonald at 77 Browning Road, S ...
'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.