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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 21st, 2017

Forsyth

Albert Franklin Corum, 76, Cumming
Albert Franklin Corum, age 76, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. He was a United States Army Veteran. Al worked at Lucent Technologies for 38 years. He is ...
Geneva Martin Hammond, 98, Cumming
Geneva Martin Hammond, age 98, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. God blessed her with a long and happy life and she loved to work in her garden and loved t ...

Hall

Mrs. Gertrude (Trudy) Luella Brown, 71, of Lula passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in the Chapel ...
Lewis P. Lord, 95, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 Wednesday October 25, 2017 at  Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Lewis P. Lord, age 95 of  Gainesville. The Rev. Scott T ...

Jackson

Steven Thomas Wiley, 72, Hoschton
Steven Thomas Wiley, of Hoschton, died peacefully in Northeast Georgia Medical Center, on October 21, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia at the age of 72. Funeral Services will be 11: ...

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Doris Gossett, 95, Lithonia
Doris Gossett of Lithonia passed away on October 21, 2017.  Born Annie Doris Burckhalter on June 25, 1922, and affectionately known as “Dee Dee”, she brought ...
Pauline Cain, 95, Dunwoody
Pauline “Penny” Cain, age 95, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Forest Cain; parents, Pau ...
'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.