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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 26th, 2016

Banks

James Maurice Meeks, 86, Maysville
Mr. James Maurice Meeks, age 86, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Meeks was born in Vale, NC to the late W.E. and Ola Craven Meeks.  He ...

Gwinnett

Janet Renee O’Meara, 54, Dacula
Janet Renee O’Meara, age 54 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Sunday June 26, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday June 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral ...

Habersham

  Jean Martha Pickens Swain, 95, of Baldwin, GA, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016. Mrs. Swain was born June 30, 1920 ...

Hall

Jose Manuel Argueta, 43, Gainesville
Jose Manuel Argueta, age 43, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm at M ...
Richard Michael Fiorillo, 80, Gainesville
Richard Michael Fiorillo died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, from complications of pulmonary hypertension. Born October 23, 1935, in Boston, MA, “Dick" had a l ...
Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, 90, Gainesville
     Mrs. Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
David Kimberly King, 55, Gainesville
David Kimberly King, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Mr. King was born June 19, 1961 in Buford to the late Glen and Jaynell Wills King. David lov ...
Kathy Croy Tench, 88, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kathy Croy Tench age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park fol ...

Lumpkin

Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, Dahlonega
Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, of Dahlonega, GA. passed away on June 26th, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Higgins, in 2002.  She is survived by her ...

Other

Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, Roswell
Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, of Roswell, GA passed peacefully on June 26, 2016.  Born in Bluefield, WVA on May 27, 1958, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Peggy Linkous and mov ...
'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.