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Diane Shannon Jost, 70, Winder
   Ms. Diane Shannon Jost, age 70, of Winder, Georgia died September 17, 2015 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Nolan and Mary Lucy O’Kelly Bec ...

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John Evans, 50, Dawsonville
John Evans, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 17, 2015 at Emory University Hospital following a period of declining health. Born June 28, 1965 to the late Jack a ...

Forsyth

Charles W Strawser, Jr. passed away Thursday September 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anne Davene Meeks Strawser; son and daughter-in-law, Charles W Strawser, II ...

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Weldon Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
            Weldon Whitmire age 56 of Gainesville passed away on September 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center fo ...

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Bessie Lou Stancil, 78, Dahlonega
Bessie Lou Stancil, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home with her loving family at her bedside. Bessie was a native and lifelong reside ...

Rabun

Patricia Rainey Standard, 71, of Clayton, GA, went to be with the lord on September 17, 2015. Pat was born in Cartersville, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mildred and Charles Ra ...

Stephens

Funeral services will be held Sunday September 20, at 3 P.M. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Roger Whiten officiating. The following gentl ...
'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.