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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 16th, 2017

Banks

Karen Rogers Gilstrap, 65, of Lula passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on June 1, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Sam & Gladys Hogan Rogers ...

Forsyth

Willene Smallwood, 74, Cumming
Willene Smallwood, 74, of Cumming passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Willene was a beautiful, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was full of life and a devoted Chri ...

Habersham

Susan Tressie Lomax, age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Ms. Lomax was born on January 25, 1951, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Mary Payne Lomax of T ...
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, 83, Demorest
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, age 83 of Demorest passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in White County on May 27, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Georgia Freema ...

Hall

Darrel Michael Chisolm, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Darrel Michael Chisolm age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral mass will be ...
Colonel D. Fleming, 72, Gainesville
Colonel D. Fleming was born May 15, 1944 in Wilkes County (Elberton) Georgia. He was born to the parents of Willie and Annie Lee Fleming who preceded him in death. He moved to Gain ...
Roger Lee Gravitt Sr, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Roger Lee Gravitt Sr., age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams will offi ...
Helen Turk McDonald, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Turk McDonald, 86 of Gainesville died Thursday March 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs.  McDonal ...
Johnny Patterson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Johnny Patterson, 72, of Gainesville, died March 16, 2017.    Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Daven ...
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, Gainesville
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday March 16 after a brief period of declining health.  Tommy was born on July 13, 1922 in Dacula, Georgia to the late ...

Lumpkin

A. Winston Blumberg, 76, Dahlonega
A. Winston Blumberg, 76, of Dahlonega, passed away March 16, 2017 from a brief illness. Born February 17, 1941 in Columbia, SC to the late Dr. and Mrs. Max Blumberg, he moved ...

Stephens

Mr. William Franklin “Frank” Lowery, age 73, of DeFoor Road, Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. The son of the ...
'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.