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Doris Edna Snyder, 80, Winder
Doris Edna Snyder, age 80, of Winder passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015.  No services will be held at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,& ...
John Virlyn Toney, 83, Winder
John Virlyn Toney, a consummate southern gentleman who never met a stranger, departed this life peacefully among many of his immediate family and close friends on September 2, 2015 ...

Forsyth

David Bowman, 93, Cumming
Mr. David Bowman 93 of Cumming, Ga passed away on September 2nd, 2015. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Juliette. Mr. Bowman was also retired from the United States ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, 85, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Joyce Ann (Adams) Tidrick, age 85, of Lawrenceville passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015. No Funeral Services will be held as per her wishes. Mrs. Tidrick was born i ...

Habersham

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away on Wednesday September 2, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Gaddy was the son of Hardy and Mabel Taylor Gaddy. Mr. ...
John Milton Hardy, 90, Cornelia
John Milton Hardy, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.   Mr. Hardy was born December 11, 1924 in Habersham County, GA to the late ...

Hall

Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, Lula
Mr. Ernest Lan Gaddy, 79, of Lula, Ga. passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 2, 2015.   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 in th ...
Janis Bailey Prejean, 69, Flowery Branch
Janis Bailey Prejean, age 69, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Louisana passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 after a 5 year fight with cancer.  Janis was the classic supe ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Nelle Sosebee Sorrells, age 75, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Talmo, Geor ...

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William Hayes, McMath, Jr., a 54 year old native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015.  Hayes was very much loved by his family and friends and will be reme ...
'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.