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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 20th, 2016

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Jain Elizabeth Elstad, 57, Auburn
Jain Elizabeth Elstad, age 57, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Jain loved her family and reading.  She was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.  ...
Whittney Kyle Stovall, 31, Winder
Whittney Kyle Stovall, age 31, of Winder passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

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John Phillip Sims, 79, Cornelia
John Phillip Sims, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Sims was born on December 7, 1936 in Helen, Georgi ...

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Kathleen “Kat” Denny, 62, Gainesville
Kathleen “Kat” Denny, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following a brief illness. Kat retired from the city of Gainesville where sh ...
Luis Essai Salazar, 21, Gainesville
Luis Essai Salazar, age 21, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following an accident. Luis worked at Home Depot and Diamond Car Wash part time while he a ...

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Kay Hammel Harber, 77, Atlanta
Kay Hammel Harber April 21, 1939-September 20, 2016   Born Joan Kay Hammel at Emory University to Rodney William Hammel and Frances Hammel of Atlanta, GA. Kay attend ...

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Ray Sutton, 100, Cleveland
Ray Sutton, age 100, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday September 20, 2016.  Mr. Sutton was born February 4, 1916 in White County to the late Emily Sutton. Ray was a member o ...
'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.