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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 6th, 2016

Banks

Randy Loyd Spivey, 57, Maysville
  Randy Loyd Spivey, age 57 of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Gainesville on November 27, 1957, he was a son of the late Osca ...

Forsyth

Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, Cumming
Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, GA (and formerly of Phelps, NY) passed into the arms of her savior on April 6, 2016.  Born in Wellesley, MA she was the daughter of the ...
Margaret M. "Peggy" Megee, 74, of Cumming, GA died on April 6, 2016. Born in Ludlow, MA she was the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Martin.   Peggy re ...

Habersham

Sammie Allison, 71, Mt. Airy
Sammie Allison, age 71, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Mr. Allison was born on March 17, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
James Elbert Gibson, 72, Cornelia
James Elbert Gibson, age 72 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on May 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Elsord ...

Hall

Robert Brown Sr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Brown Sr. age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Brian Paul Key, 44, Gainesville
Brian Paul Key, age 44, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  Brian was a 1989 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School.  He was a member of Northside Church ...
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, Gainesville
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  He was surrounded by his loving family an ...
Mr. Howlett “Gene” Eugene Watson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &n ...

Jackson

Clara Louise Tunnell, 74, Jefferson
Clara Louise Tunnell, age 74 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday April 06, 2016.   Mrs. Tunnell  was the daughter of the late Grady and Grace Byrd Parks and was ...
'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.