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Local Obits for Mon. May 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, Dawsonville
Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. C ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, of Cumming, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  A loving, devoted wife, mother and granny, she fulfilled her dream of retirin ...
Jessie Day Moss, 98, Cumming
Jessie Day Moss, 98, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a short illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Day; husband of 49 years, Paul J. Mos ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Evelyn "Sue" Martin Puckett, 88, of Buford, Ga. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, after a struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O ...

Habersham

Drucilla B. Collier, age 85 of Habersham County, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.   Born in Warwick, Georgia on August 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and ...
Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, Cornelia
Dr. Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, passed away at home in Cornelia Friday morning. He was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in 1923 and retired to Habersham County in 1987 after a career ...

Hall

Bernice Gough, Clermont
Bernice Gough “Granny B” from Granny B’s Thrift Store, died May 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Skitts Mountain Baptist church, Thursday May 25, 201 ...
Martin Zamora Galrza, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Martin Zamora Galrza age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Fu ...
Mrs. Patricia Margaret Royal Miller Stephens, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on May 22, 2017 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...

Jackson

Mary Ann Partain, 56, Greensboro, formerly of Commerce
Mary Ann Partain, age 56 of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born on August 24, 1960 in Athens, GA, Mrs. Partain was the daughter of Sara ...

Lumpkin

James Wayne Ratcliff, 72, Dahlonega
James Wayne Ratcliff, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Graveside services for James are scheduled for 2 PM on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Wahoo Baptis ...

Stephens

Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Owens, age 72 of Julia Lane, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Elzie Hughdon Owens and Doris Evelyn Hutchcr ...
'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.