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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 16th, 2017

Dawson

Sherry Rochell Dodd, 48, Dawsonville
Sherry Rochell Dodd, age 48 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Anderson; sister, Paula Anderson; gran ...

Habersham

Dr. Johnny “Butch” Jett, Jr., age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Jett was born on February 11, 1948, in Chambl ...

Hall

Elton M. Palmer, 91, Clermont
Mr. Elton M. Palmer, 91 of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...

Other

Linda Sheffield Smith, 75, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Sheffield Smith, age 75 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Mrs. Smith was born in Dona ...

Stephens

Gayle Crawford Peters, 68, Toccoa
Gayle Crawford Peters          Toccoa, GA   Mrs. Gayle Elizabeth Crawford Peters, age 68 of Audubon Place, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, Februa ...

White

Betty Ann Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Pardue, age 77 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Pardue passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Pardue was bo ...
'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.