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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 17th, 2017

Dawson

Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, Dawsonville
Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 17, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born September 15, 1977 in Illinois, he had lived in Daw ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Gene Hitchcock, 82, Lawrenceville
Bobby Gene Hitchcock, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  He was predeceased in death by his parents, William and Zelma Hitchcock.  Mr. H ...
Betty Jean Evans Ward, 84, Suwanee formerly of Cumming
Betty Jean Evans Ward, age 84, of Suwanee, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. (Bill) Ward. Gravesid ...

Hall

Robert Stephens, 65, Gainesville
Robert Stephens, age 65, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and had worked as a welder for Gainesville Welding f ...
Sandra Deaton Fowler, 72, Buford
Sandra Deaton Fowler, age 72, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bucker and Pau ...
Francis “Frank” Jasper Jones BTCS Retired Navy, age 82 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Jones was born October 12, 1935 to the late Alfred B. ...
'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.