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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 16th, 2017

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Royce E. Bunn, Sr, 76, Winder
Mr. Royce E. Bunn, Sr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017.  He was preceded by His Wife, Reba Elder Bunn, Parents, Richard and Lillian Bunn, and Brothers ...

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Douglas Roney Bearden, 76, Cumming
Douglas Roney Bearden, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2017.  He was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Herschel Roney Bearden and Mary Lanete Baxter in A ...
Cumming, Ga. – Donald Anthony Cottongim, 82, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017.   He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Martha, three children, Dennis, Marian, ...

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Hesequiel Hernandez, 60, Cornelia
Hesequiel Hernandez, age 60 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Abasolo, Guanajuato on January 12, 1957, he was a son of the ...
Linda Fay Griffith, 65, Demorest
Linda Fay Griffith, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017. Mrs. Griffith was born on May 23, 1951, in Demorest, Georgia, to the ...

Hall

Mrs. Davina “Shaianne” Dawn Whitlow, age 46, of Alto passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, ...

Jackson

Margie Crawford, 88, Nicholson
Mrs. Margie Crawford, age 88, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Crawford was born in Maysville to the late Luther and Dec ...
Dumitru Roman, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dumitru Roman 85, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Roman was born in Bucharest, Romania on Sept ...
Raymond F. Shapland, 85, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Raymond F. Shapland, age 85 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017. Mr. Shapland was born in Dwight, Illi ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57, Dahlonega
Johnny Maurice Taylor, 57 of Dahlonega, GA passed Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Hal ...

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Norris W. Martin, 72, Alpharetta
Norris W. Martin, age 72 of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017.  He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doug ...
Helen J. Henry, 83, Murphy, NC
Helen J. Henry 83 of Murphy, NC passed Monday, January 16, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, ...

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Cletis Ralph (C.R.) Fritts, Sr., age 80, of Roswell, GA passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.  C.R. was born August 14, 1936 in Loudon, TN to the late Dexter Lawson and Mattie ...

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June Sprouse, 66, Cleveland
June Sprouse, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. Ms. Sprouse was born on October 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late   ...
'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.