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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2015

Dawson

Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, Dawsonville
Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 24, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born September 29, 1925 in Hall County to the late J. Stower ...

Forsyth

Gary Franklin Bowman, 61, Cumming
Gary Franklin Bowman, 61 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Friday July 24th, 2015. He was loved by all that knew him. Gary was employed with Tru-Green lawn care. Visitation will be ...

Gwinnett

Louise Thomas Beard, 81, Buford
Louise Thomas Beard, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mardell Clark Thomas; and brother, Charles Tho ...

Habersham

Donald Shirley, 74, Alto
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...

Hall

Mary Lou Williams, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lou Williams, age 64, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on July 8, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Central Baptist C ...

Jackson

Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. Eva ...
Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Beck was born in Gainesville, GA, a daughter to th ...

Lumpkin

Betty Earlene Scofield, 86, Dahlonega
Betty Earlene Scofield, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in Cleveland, GA.   Betty was born June 21, 1929 in M ...

Stephens

Frances Segars Hemphill, age 86, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Hemphill was born on November 6, 1928 in Frankli ...
'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.