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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 24th, 2017

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Michael Wayne Evans, 57, Cumming
Mr. Michael Wayne Evans, 57, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A memo ...
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, Cumming
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.  She was an avid Gardener and loved bird w ...
Hazel R. Pruitt, 80, Cumming
Hazel R. Pruitt, age 80, a native of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA, and current resident of Tignall, GA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, in her hom ...

Habersham

Robin Denise Garrish, 56, Clarkesville
Robin Denise Garrish, age 56 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Jackson County on December 12, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Eugene ...

Hall

Mrs. Jimmie Christine Gassaway Davis, 93 wife of T. Richard Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, February 24, 2017. A celebration of life ...
'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.