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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 12th, 2016


Fred Masters, 70, Lula
Fred Masters, age 70, of Lula, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Masters was born April 8, 1946, in Habersham Count ...


Nina J. Friend, 64, Winder
     Mrs. Nina J. Friend, age 64, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 12, 2016.  A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and E ...
Estelle Tonoua Kouassi, age 19, of Winder passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016.  Estelle attended Chestatee High School where she ran track.  She was a good artist and loved ...
Curby B. Wallace, 82, Winder
Mr. Curby B. Wallace, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 12, 2016. A native of Jackson County, Georgia, he had resided in Barrow County for most of his life. Mr ...


Helen Alice Barna of Cumming, GA formerly of Albany, NY,  passed away at home on April 12th.  A visitation will be held on Saturday April 16th,  from 5:00 pm until 7 ...
Ronnie Anglin, 60, Cumming
Ronnie Anglin, age 60 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and ...


David Robert Hulsey, 54, Buford
David Robert Hulsey, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, had worked as a press man for a printing company, and ...


Danny Goswell, 63, Cornelia
Danny Gosnell, age 63 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Logansport, Indiana on March 27, 1953, he was a son of the late Raymond D. ...
Mildred Knapp, 70, Alto
Mildred Knapp, age 70 , of Alto, Georgia, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 11, 2016, following an extended illness. Mrs. Knapp was born August 17, 1945 in Potosi, M ...


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Flat Creek Baptist Church for Mrs. Estelle Kendall Bagwell. Mrs. Bagwell was called for her final journey t ...
Judy Ann (Howard) Bennett, 63, Gainesville
 Mrs. Judy Ann (Howard) Bennett age 63 of Gainesville passed away on Monday April 11, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.           ...
Retha Nell Crook, 84, Gainesville
Ms. Retha Nell Crook, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at New Horizon’s Limestone Nursing Home following an extended illness.     ...
Rita Gawor Dudek, 85, Gainesville
Rita Gawor Dudek of Gainesville died on Monday, April 11, 2016   Rita was born in Buffalo, NY on November 15, 1930 to the late Ignatius Gawor and Blanche Napora Gawor. ...
Edith Greer, 89, Gainesville
Edith Greer, 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away April 11, 2016. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonvil ...
Ethel Coley Harris, 74, Lula
Ethel Coley Harris, 74, of Lula, GA passed away April 12, 2016 at her residence.   Born on November 27, 1941, she was a lifetime resident of Hall County. Mrs. Harris was ...
David Lee Poole, Jr., 78, Braselton
Mr. David Lee Poole, Jr., age 78 of Braselton, Georgia passed away April 11, 2016. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was a son of the late David Lee Poole, Sr. and Dorothy Ball Poole. ...
Len Horace Simpson, 59, Flowery Branch
Len Horace Simpson, age 59 of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.         &n ...
Verbon E. Wood, 77, Gainesville
  Mr. Verbon E. Wood age 77 of Gainesville passed away on Monday April 11, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness.       ...
Minnie Lois Lott Young, 84, Gainesville
Minnie Lois Lott Young, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at her residence.             &nbs ...
'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.