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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 12th, 2017

Forsyth

Alta Catherine Bagwell, 92, Cumming
Alta Catherine Bagwell, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Mrs. Bagwell was born on November 1, 1924, to the late D.N. and Cecil Holbrook. Catherine ...

Habersham

Edward Blackshear Brown Jr., 71, Turnerville
Celebration of Life services for Edward Blackshear Brown Jr., 71, of Turnerville, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, Clarkesville, w ...

Hall

Gerald Wayne Caston, Sr., 77, Gainesville
Gerald Wayne Caston, Sr. was called home on January 12, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents Mauline Hood Caston and Eben Bryant Caston, his siblings Eben Bryan ...

Jackson

Daniel Buford Meeks, Jr., 33, Bethlehem
Daniel Buford Meeks, Jr., age 33, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Daniel served in the United States Army.  He loved music, writing and his family.&n ...
Charles David Pearson, 72, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles David Pearson, Sr., age 68 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community), who entered into rest Thursday, January 12, 2017 ...

Other

Stella Wilson Hardman, 89, Matthews, NC
Stella Wilson Hardman passed away on January 12, 2017 in Matthews, North Carolina, after residing at Weddington Park Assisted Living in Matthews, North Carolina.  She was b ...

Stephens

James Edwin Madison, 87, Toccoa
Mr. James Edwin Madison, age 87, of 51 Smith Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday January 12, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late William and Edna Jacquay Madison, he was ...

White

Maurice Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Maurice Montgomery 79 of Cleveland, Ga. Mr. Mont ...
'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.