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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Gary A. Grizzle, 66, Cumming
Gary A. Grizzle, age 66, of Cumming passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and many friends.  A life-long resident of Forsyth County, ...
Tommie Emmett Allen, 81, Cumming
            Mr. Tommie Emmett Allen, age 81 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Embracing Hospice followi ...
Michael George Formon, Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Michael was born and raised in Stratford and Bridgeport Connecticut and graduated from Notre D ...

Habersham

Eugene Frady, 86, Mt. Airy
  Eugene Louis “Gene” Frady, age 86 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on March 2, 1929, he was a son of the late ...
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, 74, Clarkesville
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 17, 1941, she was a daughter of the late L.C. and Myrtle Sm ...

Hall

Roy Bryant Denton, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Roy Bryant Denton, age 74, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Denton was born in Homer to the late Buford and Floy ...
Edward Henry Rowe, 87, Gainesville
January 7th 2016, it was on this very day that the heavens opened up and God himself reached down his hands and welcomed home an angel.  Edward Henry Rowe was born April 25 19 ...
Catherine Sanford, 99, Gainesville
Catherine Sanford, 99, of Gainesville, passed away January 7, 2016. Mrs. Sanford was born January 12, 1925 in Argyle, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Sa ...
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, Flowery Branch
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday January 7, 2016. Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the chapel of Little & Davenport ...
William Daniel (Bill) Strickland, loving husband, father and grandfather, born September 14, 1929 to Daniel and Inez Strickland, passed away January 7th with his family by his side ...
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, Gainesville
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on January 7, 2016.   Rev. Thomas was born March 5, 1939 in Hall County where he resided most of ...
  Edith Virginia (Ginny) Flockhart Trieb, age 88, died peacefully on January 7, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville Georgia, surrounded by her family.  She had ...

Jackson

Margaret Pardue, 90, Talmo
Margaret Pardue, 89, of Talmo passed away on January 7, 2016 at Northridge Hospital.   Born in Gainesville, GA. on June 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Bill a ...
Larry Joe Pethel, Sr., 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Joe Pethel, Sr. age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 7, 2016.  Mr. Pethel was born in Ta ...

Stephens

Faye Brady Russell, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Faye Brady Russell, age 74 of 1590 Ridgemore Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday January 7,2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Finus ...
'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.