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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 20th, 2017

Gwinnett

Linda Nichols, 48, Buford
Mrs. Linda Nichols, age 48, of Buford passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, following an extended illness, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Ma ...

Habersham

Celia Catherine Hunter Wallace, 96, Clarkesville
Celia Catherine Hunter Wallace, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 20, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallace was born on No ...

Hall

Edna Mozelle Tanner Dale, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Wed, 22 March at 1:00 pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dale, 93, of 2860 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. The family will receive fr ...
Mamie Ann Smith Johnson, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Mamie Ann Smith Johnson age 79 of Gainesville passed away on Monday March 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Larry Ray, 77, Gainesville
Larry Ray, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on March 20, 2017 after a long battle with his health.  Larry was born on October 30, 1939 in Tifton, Georgia to the late Dempsey ...
Elmer Robert Chastain, 91, Flowery Branch
Elmer Robert Chastain, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away at home Monday surrounded by his family after a brief illness.  Elmer was a member and deacon of Poplar Springs Baptis ...

Jackson

Philip Haupt, 76, Jefferson
Philip Haupt, age 76, of Jefferson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017 at New Liberty United Methodist Church ...
Gladys Belle Wilson Starr, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gladys Belle Wilson Starr who went home to our Lord and Savior on March 20, 2017 after 91 years of blessing us with her unconditional ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Denver “Dood” Savage, age 94, of Maysville, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Mr. Savage was born in Jackson C ...

Lumpkin

Ann Patterson Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ann Patterson Shirley, age 81 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. Born on September 14, 1935 in Brinkley, Arkansas to parents Leroy and Elv ...

Other

Mary Ruth Bowden, 77, Danielsville
Mary Ruth Bowden, age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence.   Born on Aug. 16, 1939 in Homer, GA, Mrs. Bowden was the daughter of t ...

White

James Kenneth Benfield, 63, Cleveland
James Kenneth Benfield, age 63 of Cleveland, formerly of Batesville community, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center.  Mr. Benfield was born on ...
Buford Cleveland Wade, 78, Cleveland
Buford Cleveland Wade, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. Wade was born on May 30, 1938 to the late Cleve ...
'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.