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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 17th, 2016

Dawson

Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, Dawsonville
Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, of Dawsonville passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January ...
Sandra King Ward, 74, Dawsonville
Sandra King Ward, 74, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016.    Born January 13, 1942, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Ralph and Jesse (Stricklan ...
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, Dawsonville
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 17, 2016 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born March 27, 1937 in Norcross to ...

Forsyth

Clarence Eugene Hawkins, age 94 of Cumming went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was a member at Antioch Baptist Church for many years. Clarence had s ...

Hall

On January 16, 2016, Lillian Bessie Crumley Barlow, rose to her next assignment. Her gaze raised upward to the light as she let go to join the Glory of Christ. She shared such beau ...
  Mrs. Minnie Grace “Mama Deal” Hosea Deal, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   ...
Jack Edward Hewell, 52, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday January 22, 2016 for Jack Edward Hewell, age 52 of Gillsville. The Rev. Bobby Ivester will officiate. Interment will follow at ...

Lumpkin

Shancy Tritt, 38, Dahlonega
Shancy Tritt, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 17, 2016.   Shancy is survived by her daughters Verenna Lamanac, Canton, GA and Shiyann Lamanac, Dahlonega, GA ...

Other

Lisa Rhee Payne, 58, Dahlonega
Lisa Rhee Payne, age 58, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Pruitt of Toccoa Nursing Home following an extended illness. Lisa is preceded in death by her ...
Mrs. Ruby Cash Burnette Shafer, age 88 of 275 Rhodes Drive, Marietta, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Canton Nursing Home.   A daughter of the late Howar ...
'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.