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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 6th, 2016

Banks

Mary Helen Sims, 76, Gillsville
Mary Helen Sims, age 76 of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday January 06, 2016.   Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late Paul and Imogene Baugh Wilson. She and her hus ...
Albert Richard Ward, 71, Commerce
Albert Richard Ward age 71 of Commerce passed away Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Ward was born March 12, 1944 in Athens to the late Clifton Albert & Rut ...

Forsyth

Lawrence William Henry, 75, Cumming
Lawrence William Henry, age 75 of Cumming, GA passed away January 6, 2016. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a deacon at Mount Olive Baptist Church in ...
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, Cumming
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, of Cumming, GA died unexpectedly on January 6, 2016. Born in Macon, GA he was the son of the late Randall and Enna Jones.   Randy recently ret ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Taylor,, 69, Suwanee
Robert E. Taylor, 69, of Suwanee, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Robert courageously battled illness across a span of nearly 8 years. After a few notable last words and ...

Hall

Warren Frederick Courts, III, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Warren Frederick Courts, III, age 67 of Gainesville, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of ...
Charles Laymond Poole, 85, Gainesville
  Mr. Charles Laymond Poole, 85, of Gainesville passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, Gainesville
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 after an extended illness.  A lifetime resident of Hall County, B ...
Dean White, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean White, 86, Gainesville died Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. White was the son of the late Robert Grady ...

Other

Emily Burch, 89, Dalton
Mrs. Emily Burch, age 89, of Dalton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Waterford at Oakwood.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 ...
       Mrs. Eleanor P. Wellborn Thomas age 72 of Fairburn, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 06, 2016 at Fairburn Nursing Home following a brief ill ...

Stephens

Mr. Jeffery Louis “Jeff” Fleming, age 46 of 1024 Defoor Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Jerry ...
'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.