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Local Obits for Sun. May 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Courtland F. James, 76, Cumming
Courtland F. James 76 of Cumming passed away on May 29, 2016 McDonald and Son is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...

Habersham

Anna Belle Morrison Dean, 90, Batesville
Funeral services for Anna Belle Morrison Dean, age 90 of the Batesville community will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion ...
Chanh Tenakoun, 85, Cornelia
Chanh Tenakoun, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016.   Mr. Tenakoun was born on February 1, 1931, in Vientiane, Laos, to the late Bou and O ...

Hall

Rev. L. G. Gilstrap, 81, Gainesville
  Rev. L.G. Gilstrap, 81, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with family by his side.   The family will recei ...
Paul J. Hanes, 87, Braselton
Paul “Shorty” J. Hanes, 87, of Braselton, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 19, Gainesville
Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, age 19, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016. She was a member of Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville, GA and worked as a Professional Ass ...
Roy White, 88, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Roy White age 88 of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist C ...

Jackson

Don Edward Brock, 77, Nicholson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Don Edward Brock, age 77, of Nicholson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mr. Brock was born in Marianna, Fl ...
'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.