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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 14th, 2017

Banks

Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, 79, Hollingsworth Community
Lessie Wilkinson Caudell, age 79, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Mrs. Caudell was born on January 23, 1938, in Bank ...

Dawson

Lee Ayers, 66, Dawsonville
Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born February 25, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Lee owned and op ...

Forsyth

Albertine (Bert) Burrell, 97, passed away peacefully February 14, 2017 in Cumming, Ga. Where she has lived for the past 8 years. Bert was a native of Berwick, Maine.  Be ...
Mary Sammons Bowden, 95, Cumming
Mary Sammons Bowden, age 95, of Cumming, Ga (formerly Atlanta) passed February 14, 2017.  Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at McDonald and Son Fune ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...

Hall

Henry Clay Grant, Jr, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Clay Grant, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2017 at Memorial Park South ...
Lourilla B. Allen, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Lourilla B. Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Gracemont Assisted Living.           A funeral service w ...
Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby Lewis Knapp, 62, of Gainesville passed away February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A funeral ser ...

Jackson

Margaret Ann Purcell, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Margaret Ann Purcell, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Hope William and Lucy Pearl Payne ...

Other

Billy Joe Thomason, 78, Prospect Community
Billy  Joe Thomason, 78, of the Prospect Community, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017, at the Brown Health and Rehab, in Royston, GA. January 18, 1939, he was t ...

Stephens

Rev. Almon Jefferson Yearwood, age 89 of 52 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late David Paul and Elizabeth ...

Towns

Larry R. Milford, 70, Hiawassee
Larry R. Milford, age 70, of Hiawassee, a 50 year resident of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  A true Southern gentleman and proud American, he always made a ...

Union

Linda Sue Simmons Thompson, age 65, of Suches, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis Thompson; son, Marvin Tr ...
'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.