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Rhonda Jean Collins, 37, Winder
Rhonda Jean Collins, age 37, of Winder passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Rhonda was a 1997 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  She worked in fin ...
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, 58, Bethlehem
Deborah Elizabeth Edmunds, age 58, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Debbie loved being a nurse. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and ...

Gwinnett

Todd Jones Davis, 49, Buford
Todd Jones Davis, age 49 of Buford, GA went to heaven Thursday, September 29, 2016 after an eight and half year battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Funeral service will be held ...
Paul Kilpatrick, 64, Buford
Paul Kilpatrick of Buford passed away Friday, September 30, 2016.  Paul was a mischievous 64 year old man who never grew up.  A native of Shelbyville, TN, he had lived in ...

Habersham

Clyde Lee Freeman, 75, Mt. Airy
Clyde Lee Freeman, age 75 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 10, 1941, he was a son of the late Howard and ...
Charles Peter (Hawk) Smessaert, 80, Clarkesville
Charles Peter “Hawk” Smessaert, age 80, of Clarkesville passed away September 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Chicago, Illi ...

Hall

Eileen V. Thompson, 88, Gainesville
Eileen V. Thompson, 88, of Gainesville, died Friday September 30, 2016 Eileen was born May 26, 1928  and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She is survived by a son ...

Jackson

Robert Samuel Carithers, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Samuel Carithers, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, November 30, 2015.  Mr. Carithers was born in ...

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Steven Angel Landa, 72, Cleveland
            Mr. Steven Angel Landa age 72 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center followin ...
'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.