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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 5th, 2016

Banks

Bertie McDuffie Chaffin, age 80, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Banks County on July 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Helen M ...

Barrow

   Mildred Cronic Edge passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mrs. Edge was the daughter of the late Andrew and Loudell Cronic, and was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Fred Allen Gilbert, 78, Gainesville
  Fred Allen Gilbert, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, TN and served his country in t ...

Jackson

Jane Forrester Duck, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Forrester Duck, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Duck was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter t ...
Danny Paul Hill, 61, Commerce
            Mr. Danny Paul Hill, age 61, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Jewell (Dean) Beasley, 83, Dahlonega
Jewell “Dean” Beasley, age 83, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Dean is preceded in dea ...
Zora Lucille Hackney, 78, Dahlonega
Zora Lucille Hackney age 78 of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly from Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Lucille bravely ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cricket Bowen Pressley, age 59 of 84 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center.   A ...

White

Earnest Horace Duvall, 87, Cleveland
Earnest Horace Duvall, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duvall was born on August 7, 1928, in Clermont, GA to the late Earnest Ho ...
'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.