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Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2016

Dawson

Bobbie Ivey, 77, Dawsonville
Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born July 7, 1938 in Lumpkin County to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

Earnest Anderson, 83, Cumming
Earnest Anderson, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a lifelong member of Temple United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...
Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, Cumming
Kathleen Timms Rogers, born August 30, 1922, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Watson Rogers, her brother and sister- ...

Habersham

Richard Jackson McAllister, Sr., age 80 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Camp Creek Bapti ...

Hall

Gene Beckstein, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Eugene F. (Gene) Beckstein, age 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.          &nbs ...
Ralph Gwynn Gage, Gainesville
Ralph Gwynn Gage of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, passed away on May 11, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Dobson Gage of 54 years and their children: B ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Briggs, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mr. Briggs is s ...
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, 79, Maysville
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick age 79 of Maysville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born May 9, 1937 in Talking ...
Mattie Lou Lee, 91, Braselton
Mattie Lou Lee, age 91, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mattie liked flowers and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her family, grandchildren and her dogs.& ...
'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.