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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 15th, 2015

Gwinnett

Melvin A. “Mel” Coble, Jr., age 83 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilt ...
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr.,, 53, Lawrenceville
Floyd R. Vandenack, Jr., age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Loett Vandenack. He is survived by ...

Habersham

Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, age 95, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe an ...

Hall

Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Fisher, 90, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gaines ...

Jackson

Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, Hoschton
A much loved husband, father, and grandfather, Dorsey Davis Brooks, 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday July 15th 2015 with family present.  ...

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Dodd, 96, Dahlonega
Mary Lou Dodd, 96, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.   Mary Lou is survived by her son, Carlton Bryan ...

Other

Pamelia Marie “Pam” Cataldi, age 56, a resident of Jasper, GA went to be with her Savior on July 15, 2015. Her passing was due to complications from extended illnesses. ...

Stephens

Barbara Connolly Thomas, age 87 passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Joanne’s House of Hospice at Bonita Springs, Florida.   She was born in Central Falls, R ...
'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.