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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 11th, 2017

Barrow

Willie Michael Simmons, age 66, of Winder passed away Monday, December 11, 2017.  Mr. Simmons served in the United States Army.  Survivors include his son Coleman Simmons ...

Dawson

Keith Yearwood, 50, Dawsonville
Keith Yearwood, age 50, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. He attended Etowah Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ha ...

Forsyth

Mary Jo Bettis, 84, Cumming
Mary Jo Bettis, age 84, departed this life on December 11th, 2017 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruell Bettis and her parents, J. L. Robbs ...

Gwinnett

Linda Dianne Cash, 69, Lawrenceville
Linda Dianne Cash, 69, passed away on November 11, 2017 in Lawrenceville, GA. She was born on October 30, 1948 in Atlanta, GA to Marion and Corene Roberts. Linda grew up in T ...

Habersham

Naomi "Bug" F. Campbell, 78, Cornelia
Naomi "Bug" F. Campbell, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Campbell wa ...
Bessie Wix Poole, 76, Alto
Bessie Wix Poole, age 76, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Ms. Poole was born on January 29, 1941, in Lafayette, Tennessee, to the late Ernie and Clar ...

Hall

Mary Fae Jackson Smith, 100, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday December 14, 2017 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mary Fae Jackson Smith, age 100 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Malcolm, Rev. ...
Inez Scott Hulsey, 90, Gainesville
Inez Scott Hulsey, 90, of Gainesville,  passed away on Monday, December 11th, 2017. Inez spent her early childhood in south Georgia and moved to northern Hall County at a y ...
Ms. Eunice Mattielee Scarbrough Miller, at age 96, is at peace with the Lord on December 11, 2017. Born March 10, 1921 in Upshur County, Texas, later moving to San Leon, Kemah a ...

Jackson

Q.D. Hubbard, Sr, 95, Commerce
Q.D. Hubbard, Sr age 95 of Commerce passed away December 11, 2017 at Brookside Assisted Living.   Mr. Hubbard was born May 16, 1922 in Homer to the late Ezekiel & E ...

Rabun

Stacey Claire Elizabeth Jenkins Welch, age 59, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2017. Stacey was the daughter of Jesse James Jenkins and the late Mabel Sil ...

Stephens

Paul Curtis Whitworth, 42, Toccoa
Mr. Paul Curtis Whitworth, age 42 of 92 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence.   A son of Audrey Hulsey Whitworth and the ...
'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.