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Local Obits for Mon. May 2nd, 2016

Habersham

Ella Lou Wade, 57, Alto
Ella Lou Wade, age 57 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 02, 2016.   Born on April 12, 1959 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Louella Williams Kro ...
Conny H. Shirley, 85, Clarkesville
Conny H. Shirley, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. Mr. Shirley was born on April 18, 1931 in Rabun County, Georgia to the late Milford ...

Hall

Hazel Payne Lancaster, 81, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Payne Lancaster, age 81 of Gainesville, Georgia ( Belmont Community), who entered into rest Monday, May 2, 2016.  Mrs. Lan ...
           Mrs. Rachel Augusta Baker Smallwood, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at her residence followi ...
Joe Eddie Duke Duke, 67, Gainesville
            Mr. Joe Eddie Duke, age 67, a lifelong resident of Hall County, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 following ...
Delmus Harold Shelton, 67, Gainesville
Delmus Harold Shelton, age 67 of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday May 02, 2016. Mr. Shelton was the son of the late Landrum Harold and Ruth Ledford Shelton. He was preceded in ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Candace Emily Byers Simmons, age 40 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, May 2, 2016 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Geo ...
'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.