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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 1st, 2015

Forsyth

Peggy Sue Helton, age 76 of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leon Helton.   She is survive ...

Hall

Horace Eugene Gee Sr., 84, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday August 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Horace Eugene Gee, Sr, 84, of Gainesville. Rev. Sven Mossinger and ...
Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Naomi Harriett Irvin Kemp, age 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 01, 2015, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 4, ...
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, Gainesville
Jerry Lee Kimbrell, 65, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ...
Lavonia Meeks Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Meeks Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ...
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, Gainesville
Herschel Mize Sr., 57, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of memorial P ...
Miranda Duncan Parks, Gainesville
Miranda “Randy” Duncan Parks, one of the Lord’s kindest, most compassionate gifts to humanity, passed gently into sweet eternity after a period of declining healt ...
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Lavonia Wofford age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 01, 2015 at Autumn Breeze. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Memorial Park Fune ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Chester “Doc” Randolph Baxter, age 89 of Murrayville. Mr. Chester passed away Saturday, August 1, 201 ...

Other

Ramona Lee Weise, 86, Mineral Bluff, Ga.
Ramona Lee Weise, 86 of Mineral Bluff, GA succombed  to a long standing illness and passed peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Mrs. Weise is preceded in death by her husba ...

Rabun

Mary Elaine Hollifield Speed, age 72 of Clayton, Georgia, passed away suddenly August 1, 2015. She was the daughter of Edgar Talmadge (deceased) and Alene Brown Hollifield.  S ...

Stephens

Mattie Norris Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Mattie Norris Adams age 86 of Toccoa passed away Saturday August 1, 2015 at her niece’s residence. A daughter of the late Cliff and Nancy Lee Norris, she was born in ...
'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.