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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, daughter of Chesley and Laura Mae Hammond, was born on November 10, 1939 in Forsyth County, Georgia.  She grew up in the Coal Mountain ...

Habersham

Col. William J. Plutt, 71, Clarkesville
Col. William J. Plutt, age 71, of Clarkesville passed away September 6, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is the son of the late H ...

Hall

Myron Brady Davidson, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Myron Brady Davidson, age 64 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Jerry Jackson Davis, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. William Jerry Jackson Davis, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an accidental death. Funeral se ...
Cleo Whitworth Edmondson, 90, Gainesville
  Cleo Whitworth Edmondson passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was 90 years old.  Born in White County to Albert Whitworth and Iona Shelnut Whitwo ...
John Pierce Lovell, 56, Flowery Branch
            Mr. John Pierce Lovell, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence f ...
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, 77, Gainesville
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, age 77, died Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1938, Ann was one of eight children, and the only girl, born ...
James D. Sheridan, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James D. Sheridan, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
John Paul Smith, 37, Gainesville
John Paul Smith, age 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, ...

Jackson

Timothy Gean Gillespie, 50, Commerce
Memorial services for Timothy Gean Gillespie, age 50, will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Alto Congregational Holiness Church, 801 Congregation Church Roa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertie Mae Thurmond Ivester Thomas, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Rev. Hubert Thurmond, Sr. and Ell ...
'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.