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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2016

Habersham

John Roger Considine, 66, Clarkesville
John Roger Considine, age 66 of Clarkesville, passed away after losing his battle with cancer on May 6, 2016. John, one of six children born to Robert and Barbara Considine of A ...

Hall

Thurmond Allen Miller, 66, Gainesville
  Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Thurmon Allen Miller age 66 of Gainesville. Rev. Floyd Higdon and Re ...
Robert Joseph Tom, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Joseph Tom, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Memorial services will be announced at a later ...
Loy Watkins, 85, Gainesville
 Loy Watkins age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Friday May 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Dorothy Joyce Wheeler, 87, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Joyce Wheeler age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will offic ...

Jackson

Monroe Brady Tench, 71, Commerce
Monroe Brady Tench, age 71, of Commerce passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.  Monroe was an United States Army veteran.  He loved his family and his animals.  Survivors ...

Lumpkin

Sherman Head, 71, Dahlonega
    Head obit Amanda Jones <amanda@dahlonegafuneralhome.com>10:48 AM   news@jacobsmedia.net ...

Stephens

Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown   Mrs. Tracey Lynn Alexander Brown age 44 of 1260 Mountain View Road, Toccoa passed away Friday May 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
'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.