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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 15th, 2017

Dawson

William James Gravitt, 76, Dawsonville
William James Gravitt, age 76, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  A loving husband, father and Pop, he was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  M ...

Forsyth

  Norma Elizabeth English, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Norma was a lifelong member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...

Gwinnett

Han Van Tran, 84, Lawrenceville
       Mr. Han Van Tran, age 84 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.  &nb ...

Habersham

John Allen DeFoor, 55, Clarkesville
John Allen DeFoor, age 55, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  John was born in Toccoa to the late Wofford and Elaine Deaton DeFoor.  He had live ...
Clay Maney, 83, Cornelia
Clay Maney, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mr. Maney was born on May 8, 1933, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late George Dewey and ...
Chad Douglas Tanksley, 43, Cornelia
Chad Douglas Tanksley, age 43 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on September 2, 1973, he was a ...

Hall

Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, Gainesville
Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, of Gainesville passed away February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.           Fun ...
Gary Allen Griffin, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gary Allen Griffin age 64 of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Other

Nelson Avory Parson, 63, Dewey Rose
Nelson Avory Parson, age 63 of Dewey Rose, GA passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parson was the son of the late Herman and Mollie Sue R ...

Stephens

Mr. Devroe Earl Standridge, age 88 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Buster and Mahala Long Standridge, he was born ...
Devroe Standadge, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Devroe Standadge, age 88, of Devroe Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A ...
'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.