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Local Obits for Fri. May 19th, 2017

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Teresa Gail Shanks, 56, Winder
Teresa Gail Shanks, age 56, of Winder passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Eddie Chester, 48, Cumming
Eddie Chester, age 48, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Dorothy Jean Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Jam ...

Gwinnett

Mildred Alexander, 82, Lawrenceville
Ms. Mildred Alexander, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Graveside Services were held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Memorial Park South Cemetery.  Rev ...
Scott A. Grest, 56, Buford
Scott A. Grest, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Melinda Lowe Grest, Buford, GA; children, Gabrielle Kay G ...
James "Ralph" Puckett, 92, Buford
James “Ralph” Puckett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odus and Bessie King Puckett; sisters, Elsie Mae ...

Habersham

Mrs. Martha Jean Shirley Garrett age 79 of 425 Joe Smith Road, Mt Airy passed away Friday May 19, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin.   A daughter of the late John a ...

Hall

Rozzetta Mae King, 68, Gainesville
Rozzetta Mae King, age 68 passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. She was born to the late Ed Prather and Mary (Burce) Prather on January 9, 1949 i n Toccoa, Georgia. She was preceded ...
William Richard "Dickie" Stanley, age 68, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Dickie was a United States Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Ga ...
Edward A. Todd, 88, Gainesville
  Mr. Edward A. Todd, 88, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday ...

Jackson

Gertrude T. Blalock, 91, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Gertrude T. Blalock 91 of Nicholson, Ga. who died Friday May 19, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Marshal and Rosa Lee Browning ...
Mr. Joseph Anthony “Tony” Davis, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Friday, May 19, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Davis was born in Commerce to the late Clarence and Faire ...

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Donald Michael Hardman, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Donald Michael Hardman, age 72 of Cleveland. Mr Hardman passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. A memorial service is sche ...
'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.