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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Janice Jerrett Bryan, 70, Cumming
Janice Jerrett Bryan, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She is survived by her children, William H. Br ...
Alexander Ferdinand Cummings was born on June 1, 1987, in Athens, Georgia, to Dr. Richard Dale and Sandra (nee Falkenhein) Cummings. The family was complete with an older brother, ...

Gwinnett

Judy Lynn Raines of Dacula, GA passed away August 29, 2016.  Judy’s profession was dedicated to education where she taught elementary school in Gwinnett County until ret ...

Habersham

Helen Hope Knight Evans, 98, Clarkesville
Hope Knight Evans, 98, of Clarkesville, formerly of Pawleys Island and Greenville, SC died Monday, August 29, 2016 after a long period of declining health. Born in Chanute, Ka ...
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, 96, Clarkesville
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, age 96 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...

Hall

Marie Brownlow, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Marie Brownlow, 87 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2016 at her residence. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Brownlow had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  ...
Edward “Buster” Graham, 68, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Edward “Buster” Graham, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Elsbeth Helene Vance, Gainesville
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on August 29, 2016. To those who knew her she was a beautiful lady who loved her family, the arts, music and nature. ...

Jackson

Kenneth Pittman Campbell, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Kenneth Pittman Campbell, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Campbell was born in Commerce to the late Aaron and Nettie ...
Mr. William “LeRoy” Roy Pirkle, age 56, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. ...

Lumpkin

Monzell Alexander, 84, Murrayville
Monzell Alexander, age 84, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on August 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillie Palmer and also is preceded i ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell Nix, age 51 of Cleveland. Les passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Funeral services ...
'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.