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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 17th, 2016

Habersham

Roy Lee Keller, 57, Mt. Airy
Roy Lee Keller, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Habersham County on December 2, 1958, he was a son of Kirby Lee Keller an ...

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Loy Charles Collins, 87, Gainesville
  Loy Charles Collins, age 87 of  Gainesville, Georgia died  Thursday March 17, 2016 from an extend illness.   Loy was born on December 13, 1928 to ...
Mamie Lou Henderson, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Mamie Lou Henderson age 72 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   &n ...
Roberta “Sis” Hunter, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Roberta “Sis” Hunter, age 91, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, with her family. &nbs ...
Kathryn Lynn Poff, 27, Gainesville
         Miss Kathryn Lynn Poff, age 27 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Milledgeville, Georgia from injuries sust ...

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Unie Olean Turner, 85, Cleveland
Unie Olean Turner, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Turner was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mart ...
'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.