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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2016

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Donald Carlton Sadosky, age 68, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, Cumming
Jennifer Lynn Butler, 58, passed away on Thursday. June 23, 2016 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016 f ...

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Paul Edward Newlon, 72, Demorest
Paul Edward Newlon, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Mr. Newlon was born on April 4, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Camden Paul and A ...

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Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, Murrayville
Joseph Dwayne Hammons, 28, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDona ...
Collis Hyizher Wheeler, 99, Gainesville
Collis Hyizher Wheeler completed his journey on earth June 23, 2016 at the age of 99. He was born April 29, 1917 to the late Thomas Milligan and Susie Hall Wheeler in Carnesville ( ...

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Cheryl Elaine Farmer, 63, Commerce
Cheryl Elaine Farmer age 63 of Commerce passed away Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional.   Mrs.Farmer was born in Lawrenceville, GA.  S ...

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Robbie Sue Leachman, 57, Rhine, Ga.
Robbie Sue Leachman age 57 of Rhine, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 23, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Gentiva Hospice Center.   Robbie Sue was born November 16 ...

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Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, 72, Eastanollee
Mrs. Bonnie Rae Watkins Collins, age 72 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...
John William McCarthy, 87, Toccoa
John William McCarthy, age 87, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on June 23, 2016. He was born October 10, 1928, in Weston, Ontario, Canada.  At the age of sixteen, he came so ...
James Gary Thomason, 53, Toccoa
Mr. James Gary Thomason, age 53 of 247 Mt. View Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, Georgia.   ...

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Christian Culp, 24, Cleveland
Christian Culp, age 24 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Mr. Culp was born April 28, 1992 in Gainesville to Franklin Mclendon and Wanda Ritz. He was emplo ...
'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.