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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 9th, 2015

Forsyth

Grace Carrie Samples, 88, Cumming
Grace Carrie Samples, age 88 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Grace was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husba ...

Gwinnett

Madge Ashworth Gailey, 78, Buford
Madge Ashworth Gailey, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Tommy Gailey; parents, J.C. and Vivian Dav ...

Hall

James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, Gainesville
  James Mark DeLong, Sr., 94, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at the home of Greg and Catherine on July 9, 2015. He was born in Gainesville, Ga. on August 6, 192 ...
Perry Williams, 91, Gainesville
Perry Williams age 91 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 9, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his son Dennis Williams.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Nan ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Newt David “Roach” Ledford, Jr., age 63 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Mr. Ledford ...

Rabun

Ethel Irene Coleman Hopper, 86, of Clayton, GA went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 9, 2015.   She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Frank Pinion ...
'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.