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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 29th, 2017

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Shirley Ann Bolton, 86, Cumming
Shirley Ann Bolton, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on December 29, 2017 at Seasons Hospice of Cumming, GA. She was born on June 3, 1931 in Caro, MI, the daughter of Clair and Jul ...

Habersham

Charles Larry Garrett, 68, Cornelia
Charles Larry Garrett, age 68 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Born in Sitka, Kentucky on June 02, 1949, he was a son the late Ernest Garrett & ...
 Funeral services for Janet Elaine Thomason Parham, age 56, of Mt. Airy, will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the First Baptist Church of Cornelia with Dr. ...

Hall

Kevin Andrew Schaefer, 47, Flowery Branch
Mr. Kevin Andrew Schaefer, age 47, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. No services will be held locally. Mr. Schaefer was born March 3, 1970 to Patricia ...
Shirley Ewell, 77, Flowery Branch
Ms. Shirley Ewell, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Bell Minor Home, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Dece ...
Betty Sue Gilleland, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services for Betty Sue Gilleland, 88, of Gainesville will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Gilleland and Rev. ...
Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Rogers, 59, Gainesville
Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Rogers, 59, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm. On Wednesday, January 3, 201 ...

Jackson

Lawrence Stancil David Jr., age 50, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Survivors include his father Lawrence David Stancil Sr.; sons DJ and Shane Knight; daughters Amber Nicole ...
Mildred Jackson Measamer, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mildred Jackson Measamer, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 29, 2017.  Mrs. Measamer was born ...
Sandra Seymour Sheridan, 62, Maysville
Mrs. Sandra Seymour Sheridan, age 62, of Maysville, GA died Friday, December 29, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Sheridan was born in Commerce to the late John and Dot Barrett Se ...

Other

Edoria Rose Thomas, 86, Gulf Breeze, FL
Edoria Rose Thomas, 86 of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on December 29, 2017 at Seasons Hospice of Cumming, GA. She was born on February 23, 1931 in Kansas City, MO. Edoria is ...
'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.