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Local Obits for Sun. May 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Everett Jenkins, 86, Marble, NC, formerly of Buford
Everett Jenkins, age 86, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ruby Baswell Jenkins; chi ...

Habersham

Christine Broome, 79, Mt. Airy
Christine Franklin Broome, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on December 20, 1937, she was a da ...
Betty Warren Skelton, 85, Cornelia
Betty Warren Skelton, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 following a brief illness. Mrs. Skelton was born on May 5, 1932 in Haber ...

Hall

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Barnett, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Survivors include his father Wayne Davis; mother Billie Ann Barnett; brothers ...
Winfred Andrew Conner, 80, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred Andrew Conner, age 80 of Clermont. Interment will follow at ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...

Jackson

Julia May Gaither, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Julia May Gaither, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Carnesville to the late Dewitt and Marie Mc ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gennette Banks Andrews age 94 of Toccoa passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mandy Cornelia Payne Banks, ...
'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.