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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 16th, 2016

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Doris Iler Langley, 79, Winder
Doris Iler Langley, age 79, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
William Franklin Thigpen, age 83, of Auburn passed Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, Dawsonville
Matthew Lee Wilson, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 13, 1973, he was a lifelong res ...

Forsyth

Geraldine Brown, 81, Cumming
Geraldine Brown, 81, of Cumming passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Me ...
Frankie Bowman Nobles, 76, Cumming
Frankie Bowman Nobles, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Frank was a United States Navy Veteran. He was preceded ...
Sarah Frances (Boles) Tidwell, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was a beloved mother and grandmoth ...

Habersham

Ruth Frederick Downey, 75, Cornelia
Ruth Frederick Downey, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2016. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to expres ...

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Cora Mae Crow, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Cora Mae Crow, of Gainesville, Passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ch ...
Robert Hugh Hawkins, Jr., 80, Clermont
Robert Hugh Hawkins Jr., age 80 passed away on July 16, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Robert (Bob) was a resident of Hall County where he was a carpenter/builder for ...
Pearlie Mae Williams, 79, Gainesville
Ms. Pearlie Mae Williams was born May 1, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late James and Annie Mae Williams.  She departed this life on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Willowood Nurs ...

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David Arnold Waldrop, 53, Bogart
David Arnold Waldrop, age 53, of Bogart passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
'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.