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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John T. Schmitz, 27, Cumming
John T. Schmitz of Cumming, GA, born May 31, 1989, passed away on January 10, 2017.   A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be ex ...
My name is Dawn Thackery and it is with a happy, full and content heart that I have finished my service on this earthly plane and passed away on January 12, 2017. I was the younges ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Leonard Swofford, age 73, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Joe was born in 1943, to the late Leonard and Ida Mae Swofford. He was a member of Shady ...

Habersham

Vera Lynch McDuffie, 88, Baldwin
Vera Lynch McDuffie, age 88 of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017.   Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan ...
Robert L. “Bob” Townsend, age 76 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 07, 1940, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church for Harold Lewis Aikens, 92, of Gainesville, GA. Rev Raymond Latty will officiate. Burial wi ...
Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Lela Bell Crenshaw, 92, of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 following an extended illness.   A Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, January 16 ...

Other

Randall Allan “Randy” Atkins, 72 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on January 14, 2017.  He was born on September 3, 1944 the son of the late Kelly Monroe Atkins and K ...
'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.