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Local Obits for Fri. May 26th, 2017

Barrow

Burl Alfred Graham, Jr., age 85, of Winder passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 peacefully after a brave battle with prostate cancer in the presence of his loving companion Sheila Drak ...

Forsyth

Shirley Foster, 82, Cumming
Shirley Foster of Cumming, Ga passed away peacefully on May 26th, 2017.She was born in Lenoir, NC on February 26th 1935, and was the daughter of Edgar and Blanche Davis. Shirley ...
Justin Daniel Hamilton, 31, Cumming
It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Justin Daniel Hamilton, 31, of Cumming, Georgia who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Justin ...
Edward James Barnett, Jr., passed away peacefully under hospice care near his home in Cumming, Georgia on May 26th, after surviving his wife Ginny by one and a half years that he l ...
Ferrell Louise Hines, 87, Alpharetta
Ferrell Louise Hines, 87, of Alpharetta passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.  Mrs. Hines was born September 4, 1929, grew up in Forsyth and Fulton Counties and graduated from Mil ...
Mr. Lenon Gershon (LG) Mathis, 92, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his daughter's home in Carrolton, Georgia.  A Celebration of Life service will ...
Valentina N. Trotsiouk, 58, Cumming
Valentina N. Trotsiouk, age 58, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. Intermen ...

Gwinnett

Alice Emmajean Clark, 87, Buford
Alice Emmajean Clark, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Alice Clark beloved daughter of God now rests in the arms of Christ our Savior was born in Dahloneg ...

Hall

Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Chapman, 36, Gainesville
Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces the death of Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Chapman, age 36, of Gainesville, GA. A Celebration of Life Service is ...
Ralph Graham, Gainesville
Ralph Graham died Friday May 26, 2017 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Little & Davenport Funeral & Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, Ga. 30501
Leroy Oliver, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church for Leroy Oliver, age 66 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Funderburk will offic ...
Cassandra Rivera-Elizarrarez, 20, Gainesville
Mrs. Cassandra Rivera-Elizarraraz, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral services will ...
Pablo Tamayo, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Pablo Tamayo, 68, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at his residence.           Mr. Tamayo was born on December 19. 1948 in Durango, ...
Marion "Blane" Vaughn, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Marion “Blane” Vaughan, age 48, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.   A Memorial service will be scheduled for a later date with inurnment to ...

Jackson

Tara Chastidy Cepican, 44, Hoschton
Mrs. Tara Chastidy Cepican, 44, of Hoschton, GA passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Emory University Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, ...

Lumpkin

Tommy F. Sizemore, 81, Dahlonega
Tommy F. Sizemore, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by ...

Other

Robbie Allen Lindsey, 80, Riddleville
Mr. Robbie Allen Lindsey, age 80, of Riddleville, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, in an Augusta hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Mon ...

Stephens

Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, 78, Eastanollee
Mrs. Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, age 78 of Kay Road in Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daugh ...
Mrs. Barbara Lathan Green Ward, age 82, of Laura Drive in Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center; Gainesville, Ga. A daughter of t ...

White

Mary Alice Brock, 68, Cleveland
Mary Alice Brock age 68, of Cleveland passed away Friday May 26, 2017.  Mrs. Brock was born in White County the daughter of the late Julian and Louise Pardue Powell.   ...
'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.