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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2016

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Mrs. Donna Maddox Wilkerson, age 63, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 28,2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilkerson was preceded by her father, Harold Maddox. She was a re ...

Forsyth

Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...

Habersham

Alice Smith Chapman, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mrs. Chapman was born on September 18, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was preceded i ...
Jeri Parker Orrell, 73, Cornelia
  Ms. Jeri Parker Orrell, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Lula Georgia on August 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

Hall

Susan A. Clark, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Susan A. Clark, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family. ...
Carrol Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Mavis went home to heaven on Aug. 28. He was born in Sisseton, SD on March 14, 1926 to the late Chester & Geneva Mavis. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, ...
Carrol Anderson Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Anderson Mavis, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  Services will be announced at a later date by Memo ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Bell, Sr.,, 74, Jefferson
Gary Lee Bell, Sr., age 74, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Ethel Bell; son Gary Lee Bell, Jr. and wife Janet; daughters Lyn Raga ...
Mrs. Martha “Mott” Ann Haynes Gary, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Gary was born in Brookton, GA to the late Alfred ...
Shirley Jo Sweat, 76, Braselton
Shirley Jo Sweat, age 76, of Braselton passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was member of Center Union Baptist ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
'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.