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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 2nd, 2015

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Bruce, 49, Cumming
Brenda Lee Bruce, age 49, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. Brenda was born in Cumming, GA July 1, 1966 and was a lifelong residen ...

Habersham

George Calvin Bell, 66, Clarkesville
  George Calvin Bell, age 66, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born on April 23, 1949, in South Carolina, he was a son of the late George and Mary Li ...

Hall

Dorothy Wilson Abernathy, 91, Gainesville
Dorothy Wilson Abernathy “Mama Dot”, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 91 following a period of declining health. Born on June 16, 1924 in Gillsville, Ge ...
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, Gainesville
Gwendolyn Jane Cagle, 57, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be held on ...
Margie Thomas Slater, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Margie Thomas Slater, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday August 2, 2015 peacefully at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Slater had lived in Hall County for most of her l ...

Other

Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, Big Canoe
Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at Wildwood Health Care following a period of declining health. Born November 9, 1922 in Warren County, GA to ...
'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.