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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2016

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Barbara Ann Chester, 65, Dawsonville
Barbara Ann Chester, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Emory University Hospital. Barbara was born November 19, 1951.  She graduated from Forest ...
Marvin C. Owen, 84, Dawsonville
Marvin C. Owen, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born February 4, 1932 to the late Mac ...

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Sarah G "Jerry" Ellenburg, 82, Gainesville
Sarah G “Jerry” Ellenburg, 82, of Gainesville, died Thursday November 24, 2016 at her residence after a long illness.   She was a wife, mother, grandmother, ...
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, 68, Murrayville
Janet Louise Phillippi Hall, age 68, of Murrayville passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, George E. and Jessie Lee Phillippi and her sis ...
Richard Robertson Mathis, 59, Gainesville
Richard Robertson Mathis age 59 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Loretta L. Mathis, two d ...
Sarah L. Morlock, 81, Gainesville
Sarah (Tanner) Morlock passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with brain cancer and pneumonia.  She was born N ...

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Robert Ellsworth Hedden, 88, Cleveland
Robert Ellsworth Hedden, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, in his home, surrounded by family.  Mr. Hedden was born on October 24, 1928, to the l ...
'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.