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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 26th, 2016

Forsyth

Rosaline Yother Pirkle, 63, Cumming
Rosaline Yother Pirkle, age 63 of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.   Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the ...

Habersham

  Tammy Sue Reynolds Greenway, age 47 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Born in Athens, Georgia on October 7, 1968, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and ...

Hall

Randall Lee Abernathy, 64, Gainesville
   Mr. Randall Lee Abernathy age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
George P. Russell, 89, Gainesville
Mr. George P. Russell, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.               Celeb ...
Betty Jo Schuder, Gainesville
Betty Jo Schuder passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. She was born Marc ...
Vera Mae Ward, 68, Gainesville
           Ms. Vera Mae Ward, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park following ...

Jackson

Biddie Kathleen Odom Cronic, age 80, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years Russell Frank Cronic; daughters Teresa Cro ...

Lumpkin

Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi March 20, 1968 - January 24, 2016   Charla Jayne (Chayne) Rensi, 47, born and raised in Dahlonega, GA, passed away unexpectedly in her hom ...

White

Jessie Mae Thurmond, 89, Cleveland
Jessie Mae Thurmond age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Thurmond was born September 4, 1926 in Cleveland to the ...
'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.