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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2017

Dawson

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, Dawsonville
Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, Ga passed away on January 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. She is predecea ...
James H. Ledbetter, 82, Dawsonville
James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital following a period of declining health. Born December 15, 1934 in Dawso ...

Habersham

Lurlene E. Meeks, 85, Cornelia
Lurlene E. Meeks, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017 peacefully at her home. Mrs. Meeks was born on April 19, 1931 in Alto, Geor ...
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, 93, Demorest
Dorothy Pearl Wayne, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Deland, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2017. Mrs. Wayne was born on November 17, 1923 in ...

Hall

Jennifer Anne Perry, 56, Gainesville
Jennifer Anne Perry, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 following a battle with cancer. She had lived in Hall County for the past 11 years, and work ...
Martha Marie Marshall Mize, 82, Gainesville
A TIME TO BE BORN … Martha Marie Marshall Mize was born February 10, 1934.  She transitioned on January 13, 2017, after a short illness.  She was preceded in de ...

White

Donald Eugene Henshall, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Donald Eugene Henshall, age 90 of Cleveland. Mr. Henshall passed away Friday, January 13, 2017. “Don” was ...
'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.